Links to Forums
and other Websites that offer advise on how to start a
Business or how to run a small Business
thought it important that you know what other people
think or write about the topic. Consequently, we have
created a page with links to other sites. We do neither
endorse nor criticize any of these pages. So it is up to
you, the reader, to look what is useful and what is not!
make every effort to keep the links as up to date as
possible, it happens that some links may not work because
the site owners have changed the details of the links or
moved a page. If a link does not work, always try to
get back to the homepage of that particular site:
e.g. if the link indicated is http://www.gov.com/page
25223.htm and it does not work or gives you
a 404 error (page not found), try http://www.gov.com on its own, and
then try to find the page this way!
links on this page are not about suppliers, but only about
information on small business and creating new ventures or, improving
their operation. They are supposed to help new or
existing business owners find their way in an ever more
complex business environment.
Forums for Start-Up's and Small Business Ventures
that lists topics of interest for small business
owners and start-ups
Business Community Forums
that has answers to questions on topics which
visitor posed. Everything from tax to employment
to bank financing etc.
Business Ideas Forum
Forum that lets you leave questions which may or
may not get answered by visitors.
that offers information and advice on Business
Ideas, Financing, leadership, starting a business
and so on. It offers an extensive discussion
for young entrepreneurs that offers articles,
write ups and advise to anyone starting or
running a business
Nation (Small Business Knowledge Hub)
||A site by
entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs where you can ask
direct questions and are then directed to write
ups on the topic you want advice.
business forum operated by American Express with
good info on money and financing etc.
Business Forum by C-NET (ZD-NET)
post questions on topics of your choice.
IBX - Free Business for Sale Exchange
discussion forum about small business and
start-up's. You have to register to enter the
Business Computer Forum
forum is centered around small business and
e-commerce with buyers guides, hardware and
Business Advice Forum
community, of website owners, small business
owners and those considering starting their own
business. As a member, you can discuss business
issues, share business advice and get help with
building and promoting your website
Business Owners Idea Cafe
where you can discuss anything with fellow
entrepreneurs. If you are selective, you might
find some useful information
||Topix.com - A small
Business Forum with write-ups on topics and
a Small Business Forum based in the British
Virgin Islands. In addition, you get the
news from the Islands.
& Bookkeeping & Small Business Forum
Index page - Universal Accounting
that offers accounting and bookkeeping
tips for small business ventures with a
Business Forum OnLine
independent professional resource center for the
owners/managers of the emerging business and
||Intuit Small Business Community
get answers to most of your small business
questions at the Intuit Community.
There is also a separate entrepreneurs forum for QuickBooks
questions and answers. They have a
number of categories such as Get Customers, Get
Online, Manage Money,Tax and Business Structure,
and Hiring and Managing People which are a great
of America Small Business Forums
||This is a
set of entrepreneur forums, covering business
opportunities, starting a business, home based
business, franchise opportunities, financing
tips, merchant services, accounting and
budgeting, taxes and payroll, employee benefits
and retirement planning, running your business,
managing employees, legal and insurance,
technology management, and internet/ecommerce.
with forums on almost any business topic with
over 660,000 members
with forums on most business topics
excellent large site with extensive
information on small business and entrepreneurs. There
are answers to almost any questions you pose!
the USA, Government is often despised for its
interference in business. However, if you are a
start up, then the government often has good
programs that help you finance things, which are
not easy to finance (for instance export credit
guarantees). In addition, there are other
programs that help you on a technical level.
Though, finding these programs is often
difficult. Go and find out how the
government can help you!
Government Sites that Help Small Business
Department of Labor site for small business and
the Occupational Safety and Health issues
Official Business Link to the US Government
||An Online Community where
you can discuss issues, share ideas and get
insight from entrepreneurs, and industry and
government experts on how to start, grow and
manage your small business
Internal Revenue site for small business
||The Small Business
that help you start grow and succeed. Created in
1953 as an independent agency of the federal
government to aid, counsel, assist and
protect the interests of small business concerns,
to preserve free competitive enterprise and to
maintain and strengthen the overall economy of
General Services Administration (GSA)
offers many opportunities for small and large
primary objective is to enable governments to
focus on their core missions and become more
agile. Frequently this goal is achieved
in collaboration with small business.
EDS engages small business, not only as a
government contracting requirement, but also in
the spirit of good citizenship and growing
that helps business and non profit organizations
to find the right information on USA government
where you can find what kind of grants you can
get from government sources. Your source
to FIND and APPLY for federal grants.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
is proud to be the managing partner for
Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an
unparalleled impact on the grant community.
more them 33,800 federal business opportunities
the primary registrant database for the
U.S. Federal Government. CCR collects,
validates, stores and disseminates data in
support of agency acquisition missions - in other
words the place where you have to
register if you want to become a federal
Government Sites that Help Business Ventures
government's site for business. The site
offers you simple and convenient access to all
the government information, forms and
services you need. It's a whole-of-government
service providing essential information on
planning, starting and growing your business.
Kingdom government's site for business.
It is a free business advice and support service
if you want to set up business in the UK
Government's site for setting up
business in Canada. It is not specifically aimed
at small business, but tells you all about the
Canadian business environment.