Resources & Forms

Evaluating your business idea
SBDC Startup Projections
SBDC Buying or selling your business 
SBDC Valuation Analysis Tool
Social Business strategy model
Business Plan Template

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a very comprehensive website that can quickly answer many entrepreneurs’ questions.

U.S. Small Business Administration
SBA: Starting a Business
SBA: Financing a Business
SBA: Managing a Business
SBA: Business Opportunities
SBA: Disaster Recovery
The Franchise Registry, Sponsored by the Small Business Administration
SBA Government Contracting & Business Development
SBA Minority Business 8(a) Program
SBA Surety Bond ProgrSBA Online Women’s Business Center
SBA – Women In Business

The following links are provided for informational purposes only. Inclusion on this list does not indicate the expressed or implied endorsement of Arizona Western College Small Business Development Center.

Federal Government Agencies and Information
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. DOL – Compliance Assistance, Employment Law Advisors, & Employment Law Guide
U.S. Senate
U.S. House Of Representatives
THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
Social Security Administration
IRS — Tax Forms and Instructions
US Census Bureau
United States Postal ServiceUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Business Advisor

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
North American Industry Classification System
ThomasNet – The most comprehensive resource for industrial information
Business Directory & Search Engine
Business Statistics
The Entrepreneur’s Reference Guide to Small Business Information
KnowX – Public Records on the Web
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library

Starting a Business
WSJ StartupJournal
Policy Administration from LexisNexis
Insurance Software from LexisNexis
Business Owner’s Toolkit

Business Funding
Business Finance Magazine
Directory of business loan programs.
FinanceHub: Venture Capital on the Web
Venture Capital Marketplace
U.S. Government Funding – SBIR Program

General Business
Society of Human Resource Managers
Kaufman Foundation
NFIB Online
Inc. Magazine Online
Fortune Magazine Online
Krislyn’s Strictly Business Sites
The Better Business Bureau
The Edward Lowe Foundation
Entrepreneur Magazine’s Small Business Resource Center
Microsoft Business Advantage
American Express Small Business Exchange
BusinessWeek Online
Small Business Television Network
The National Association for the Self-Employed
Mergers & Acquisition Information


What’s Your Signage?  How Signs Can Help Your Small Business.
The Right Site – Demographics
Know This? – Knowledge Source for Marketing
Marketing Research Association
Business Marketing Association
Advertising Age
Guerrilla Marketing Online
The American Marketing Association Homepage
The Atlanta Chapter of the American Marketing Association
The Direct Marketing Association
Promotions Marketing Association
American Association of Advertising AgenciesWeb Marketing Info Center

Patent, Copyright & Invention
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
United Inventor’s Association
The Inventor’s Digest
Pantros IP
National Inventor Fraud Center

Bison Franchise Directory
International Franchise Association
The Franchise Handbook
The Federal Trade Commission


LexisNexis Small Business
Legal Business provides a legal framework within which businesses are created and organized as well as how business is conducted. It covers a wide variety of topics relating to the law of agency, corporations, partnerships, franchises, law firm advertising and other legal information.

Bankruptcy Management
Bankruptcy Law Information
Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Law (eLaw) Web Site
Nolo Press
Legal Research on the Web — Washburn University School of Law

Minority & Women
The Entrepreneurship Center
Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine
Center for Women’s Business Research
National Association of Women Business Owners
National Association of Women Business Owners-Atlanta Chapter
Government Contractors Online Community
The Air Force Outreach Program Office
The National Black Chamber of Commerce
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
United States Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce