Resources

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
SBDCnet

Marketing Research & Demographics

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

Financing

Loans
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

Legal

Law for Everyone
Legal Zoom

Technology

WIFI TRI (Free WIFI in the Tri-Cities)
Drop Box
Tonido
Survey Monkey
Zoomerang
Constant Contact
Emma: Email Marketing
Remember The Milk
Evernote
Google Apps
Square
Intuit
Go Daddy
Microsoft Office Templates


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

Taxes

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 
Export-Import Bank of the United States 
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  
GlobalEDGE 

Procurement and Contracting

Small Business Administration

Franchise Information

FranchiseMart
The Entrepreneur's Source

Non-profits

General Information
The Nonprofit Resource Center
Nonprofit Resource Center

Grants

SBA Grant Information
Finding Grants
The Foundation Center

For additional information, visit   www.sba.gov.