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Marketing Resources: Starting Your Business

Starting a new business can be exciting; but before jumping in head first, it is important that business owners take the time to explore their options and learn as much as possible about starting, running, managing, and closing a business. In an economy when small business owners are forced to close their doors and start over, it is essential to approach this new endeavor in a realistic manner. Proactive business planning and effective management will help your new business to be successful. Below is a collection of resources and information for business owners. Covering topics from the beginning to the close of the business, you will be better prepared to run your new business.

Planning your Business

Starting Your Business

Managing Your Business

Selling Your Business

  • Selling Your Business – This website explains what to do with your inventory, capital, and more when selling a business.
  • Closing Your Business – This website provides a wide range of information, such as how to close out your payroll, regulations that are in effect, and tips for selling your business.
  • How to Close a Business – A step-by-step guide to closing your business.
  • Exit Strategies – Tools and exit strategies that business owners can use if they need to close their doors.
  • Changes in Business – Selling your business? Learn more about the sale of a business and other changes that may occur.
  • Payroll for a Closing Business – Information about taxes and what needs to be done financially to close your business.

General Resources

  • SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business. This website provides answers for small business owners and provides great resources.
  • StartupNation – A website provides great information for new business owners.
  • Starting a Business – Entrepreneur provides a variety of information to business owners, and includes everything from starting a business to topics related to business changes.
  • The Small Business Advisor – Free business advice, tools, and information for business owners.
  • Small Business Publications – A collection of business oriented publications and resources.