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Small Business Development: Finding Internet Sites

Online Journals

Entrepreneur Magazine  http://www.entrepreneurmag.com
This site includes full text articles from Entrepreneur Magazine as well as access to Business Home Office Magazine and Business Start-Ups Magazine. In addition, users may use chat rooms, forums and ExpoLINK( tradeshow list), 300 free business forms, and links to other sites.

Entrepreneur's Mind  http://benlore.com/index2.html
Based on the print magazine of the same name, this site contains anecdotal stories of successful business professionals.

Entrepreneurial Edge Online  http://www.lowe.org
Offers articles, interactive tools, training modules and discussion forums for entrepreneurs. Replaces the printed quarterly journal of the same name

Florida Trends  http://www.floridatrends.com
"The Magazine of Florida business and industry"

Small Business Journal  http://www.tsbj.com
Aimed at companies that employ fewer than 100 people, this bimonthly publication offers current and past content from the print journal.

Small Business News  http://www.sbn-online.com
Contains full text copies of articles from this publication that caters to small and growing companies

Small Business Taxes & Management  http://www.smbiz.com
Provides information for financial management of small businesses

  

Legal

Florida Government and Law

Corporations Online
  http://www.sunbiz.org

Division of Corporations  http://www.dos.state.fl.us/doc

Enterprise Florida  http://www.eflorida.com

Florida Access to Government (My Florida)  http://www.myflorida.com

Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation  http://www.floridajobs.org

Florida Department of Revenue  http://sun6.dms.state.fl.us/dor

Florida Division of Workers' Compensation  http://www.fldfs.com/WC

Florida Electronic Federal Depository Library  http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/fefdl

Florida Small Business  http://www.floridasmallbusiness.com

How to Form a Corporation LLC or Partnership in Florida. 1999. (Ref. KFF 213.5 Z9 B74) See also How to Form a Corporation in Florida  (netLibrary).

Purchasing Direct  http://dms.myflorida.com/dms/state_purchasing

Starting a Business in Florida  http://www.dos.state.fl.us/startbus/index.html


Other Legal Sources

American Bar Association Legal Guide for Small Business
. 2000. (KF 1659 Z9 A43)
Business Law.gov  http://www.businesslaw.gov

Findlaw for Business  http://biz.findlaw.com

Law for the Small Business Owner. 2001. (Ref. KF 889.3 J39)

The Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business. 2001. (Ref. KF 1659 Z9 S76 and  netLibrary) & Emerald Coast Library

Nolo's Law for All  http://www.nolo.com

U.S. Business Advisor  http://www.business.gov

Associations

Better Business Bureau  http://www.bbb.org
Includes some full text guides, pamphlets and news reports.  Other sections in this site are a database of local companies and complaint forms.

Federation of International Trade Associations  http://www.fita.org
Includes a few tools that point to trade lead sources and that announce trade seminars and shows

Florida's Chambers of Commerce  http://www.floridaguide.com/chambers
Provides links to all city and/or county chambers in Florida

National Association of the Self-Employed  http://www.nase.org
Known for its lobby efforts in Washington, this agency also provides a good directory of other Internet sources, as well as TaxTalk a library of information about tax issues.

National Federation of Independent Business  http://www.nfib.com
This web site keeps up with important issues and legislation at the state and federal levels.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)  http://www.score.org
Provides contacts with retired executive volunteers who offer counseling to beginning entrepreneurs. The web page also provides links to valuable information resources.

Small Business Survival Committee  http://www.sbsc.org
This committee is actually a lobbying group that represents small business owners.

Internet Sites

American Express Small Business Exchange  http://www.americanexpress.com/homepage/
personal.shtml


Business Resource Center 
http://www.morebusiness.com


CCH Business Owner's Toolkit 
http://www.toolkit.cch.com

Encyclopedia of Small Business. 1998. (Ref. HD 62.7 H553) & Emerald Coast Library

ENTERWeb: Enterprise Development  http://www.enterweb.org

EZ Research - Small Business  http://www.ezresearch.com/smallbiz
/index.html


Nova Plaza Business Library  http://novaplaza.com/library.shtml

Online Women's Business Center  http://www.onlinewbc.org

Small Business Administration  http://www.sba.gov

Small Business Development Center  http://www.sbdc.uwf.edu/main.htm

Small Business Resource Center 
http://www.sbrc.net


Small Office Solution 
http://www.smallofficesolutions.com


Bizresource.Com 
http://www.bizresource.com


Edward Lowe Perspectives  http://peerspectives.org

Entrepreneur.com  http://www.entrepreneur.com

Idea Cafe  http://www.ideacafe.com

Inc.com  http://www.inc.com

Online Business Advisor  http://www.onlinebusadv.com

Small Business Information Library  http://www.bizoffice.com

University of West Florida Small Business Development Center  http://www.sbdc.uwf.edu