Numerous sample business plans are available at this site.
Brainwave Business Information
With this site, one can obtain credit rating reports, U.S. company data, laws, trademarks, patents, and industry information. All searches are fee-based.
Provides access to services and resources that help you start, grow, and succeed in business. Requires registration to obtain company data.
Canada - Business Start-Up Assistant
Information site for starting a business in Canada.
Canada - Corporations Canada
Search for Canadian corporations by name, number, or location.
Canada - Prince Edward Island - Corporate/Business Names Registry
Search the Registry for companies registered to do business on Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Canada - Registraire des Entreprises - Quebec
Search the Enterprise Register for companies registered to do business in Quebec, Canada. NOTE: Data in the register is available in French only.
Canada - Service New Brunswick Online - Corporate Affairs Registry
Search the Corporate Affairs Register for companies registered to do business in New Brunswick, Canada. NOTE: Most data is available via fee-based subscription only.
Canada - Service Nova Scotia - Registry of Joint Stock Companies
Search the Registry for companies registered to do business in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Retrieve the CFR sections by citation, or search the CFR by keyword, title, or volume.
Provides essential tools for entrepreneurs. Includes articles, sample business plans, financing advice, legal issues, and much more.
The entrepreneurship.org site is designed to increase the entrepreneur's productivity by providing access to essential information as quickly and easily as possible.
FindLaw for Small Businesses
Obtain information on the administration of a small business. This includes topics such as hiring/firing guidelines, permits, agreements, credit, dispute, legal news, and more.
Maintained by Entrepreneur.com, this site provides information on best franchises, advice, legislation, news, and more.
Use this site to obtain start-up guidelines, articles on recent events, financial calculators, news, and more.
Nolo.com Small Business Legal Encyclopedia
Formerly known as Nolo Press, this publisher of legal guides provides users with guidelines on starting a business. This includes writing a business plan, selecting a business structure, financing, accounting, taxation, advertising, and more.
Determine a domestic or international postal rate.
Quebec - The Enterprise Register
The Registraire des entreprises maintains this public register to record, process, store, and distribute key identification information about associations and enterprises incorporated or operating in Quebec. This information has legal force.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
SCORE, a resource partner to the Small Business Administration, is available to give free confidential counseling and mentoring to entrepreneurs.
Small Business Knowledge Base
This site provides one with numerous articles on topics such as starting a business, financial management, international trade, personnel management, and more.
Search Florida's Division of Corporations for questions about corporation and trademark names, as well as officers and owners of Florida businesses.
Thomas Register of Manufacturers
An excellent search engine that provides information on company names, brand names, and products/services. In order to use this site, registration is required. Registration is free.
Link to the School of Business Administration Information Resource Center's Web page containing an alphabetical listing of numerous trade association links that provide industry statistics, news, studies, and/or forecasts.
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Use this patent bibliographic database to conduct a patent search.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The official Web page of the SBA, this comprehensive site includes information such as financing, expanding, disaster assistance, local offices, and more.
U.S. Small Business Administration Library
The SBA's collection of publications is available online at this site.
U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy
The SBA provides users access to small business statistics, a monthly newsletter, laws, industry growth charts, and economic indicator reports.
U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Women's Business Ownership
Maintained by the U.S. SBA, this site caters to women entrepreneurs. Retrieve information on services, lending programs, venture capital, local offices, and much more.