There are many, many web sites available to small business owners. The Greater Knoxville SCORE Chapter selected a few web sites which offer guidance in starting and running your business:

http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html

Find it Fast! Know what you’re looking for and want to find it fast? Select business topics using our A-Z listing, or by business type such as sole proprietor, corporation, etc. We also provide links to major business subjects, such as Business Expenses, which provides a gateway to all related information on that subject.

http://www.smallbiztrends.com/

Small Business Trends showing tips and advice and posts by selected experts.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/

Starting and growing a small business.

http://www.state.tn.us/ecd

The Tennessee Department of Economic And Community Development has put together a lot of helpful information for small businesses under Business Support Programs.

http://www.nolo.com

This self-help law center has under Small Business an encyclopedia of subjects, such as Small Business Legal Structures, Choosing a Business Location, Choosing a Business Name and many, many more.

 

Helpful Small Business Administration (SBA) Web Sites

 

http://www.sba.gov

Gives the SBA’s definition of a “small business” and lists the steps in starting one. A Startup Kit includes information on finding the money you need; a section on Financing describes loan programs and provides loan forms.

http://www.sba.gov/8abd/

Has a user-friendly Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section that explains the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program- a program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete.

http://www.sba.gov/hubzone/

The FAQ section explains what the HUBZone Empowerment Program is and how a firm can qualify for participation. Shows all the HUBZones in your state and tells you if you’re in one.

http://www.naics.com/search.htm

Helps you determine the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code for your business.

Revised May 2019

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