First in a series of essential sites to bookmark for your small business:
1. U.S. Small Business Administration
Tools and resources to help your launch & grow your business.
2. Internal Revenue Service
The site contains valuable information on how to get your business structured properly right from the start. Info on tax credits, too.
3. U.S. Department of Commerce
This site will help you compile plenty of research data and valuable statitstics on demographics for your business plan.
4. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
You can get that trademark yourself without paying someone to do it, and this group will show you how.
Legal books, forms, software, articles, and lawyers to help you with estate planning, wills, small business, divorce, real estate, debt, IP, retirement and all phases of running your small business.