Click the following for specific resources for Start-ups and Existing Businesses

There are many valuable business resources on the Web. Here are some of those resources, listed by category. Please use these online resources to find more information about starting a new business or to research your industry.

General Business

Small Business Administration
KOSBE: The Small Business Connection
Business Owner's Toolkit
TN Small Business Resource Guide
SCORE -Tennessee Chapter
Business USA
TN Secretary of State

Marketing Research & Demographics

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Census Bureau
Regional Economic Conditions (RECON)
Gateway to statistics from more than 100 Federal Agencies


Government Loans
Navigating the SBA Lending Process
Angel Investors
Start-up Financing
Financing a New Business

Minority, Women & Veteran-Owned Businesses

Center for Women’s Business Research
SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership
Veterans Business Outreach Center


Law for Everyone
Legal Zoom


Drop Box
Survey Monkey
Constant Contact
Emma: Email Marketing
Remember The Milk
Google Apps
Go Daddy

Personnel & Human Resources

TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development
TN Human Rights Commission
TN Worker's Compensation Program
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Government Web Portals

U.S. Government
TN Government
Internal Revenue Service
Small Business Administration
U.S. Census
Federal Trade Commission
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
North American Industry Classification System

Chambers of Commerce

Bristol TN Chamber of Commerce
Kingsport TN Chamber of Commerce
Johnson City TN Chamber of Commerce
Carter-County Elizabethon TN Chamber of Commerce
Greene County Partnership


Internal Revenue Service
TN Department of Revenue

International Business

Federation of International Trade Associations 
U.S. Government export portal 
U.S. International Trade Association 
U.S. Department of Commerce 
U.S. Trade Representative

Country Studies

Country Studies
CIA World Fact Book  
Industry, Trade and the Economy: Data and Analysis 
World Newspapers, Magazines and News Site in English 
Export assistance and exporter information 
U.S. Customs & Border Protection  

Procurement and Contracting

Small Business Administration

Franchise Information

The Entrepreneur's Source


General Information
The Nonprofit Resource Center
Nonprofit Resource Center


SBA Grant Information
Finding Grants
The Foundation Center

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