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:

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.

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

Starting and growing a small business.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Revised May 2019

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