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Tools | The U.S. Small Business Administration

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Start a Business

This wizard will guide you through aspects of starting a business and finding information you need to succeed. Some useful resources available in this wizard include information on Licenses and Permits, conducting Market Research etc.

 
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Grow Your Business

Grow your Business helps users to find information and guidance that will help you manage and grow your business effectively.

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Access Financing

Access Financing wizard will help you identify federal, state and local government financing resources that are available to help you start or expand your business.

 
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Begin Exporting

The Begin Exporting wizard will help you determine your business’s preparedness for exporting and will guide you to the appropriate resources.

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Expand Exporting

The Expand Exporting wizard will provide the businesses with assistance in areas of: Working Capital, Insurance, Financing and Project Support and will also provide users with useful resources to finance exporting for expanding their business.

 
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30+ Small Business Ideas That’ll Make You Money in 2020

With so many business ideas in 2020, it can be hard to figure out which are worth pursuing. And when it comes to starting a business, ecommerce has completely changed the way we view the global industry. To put it into perspective, global ecommerce sales amounted to nearly 3.5 trillion dollars worldwide in 2019. This goes to show that ecommerce is an increasingly lucrative option for businesses. You’ll want to create an ecommerce business that’s not only profitable today, but also great for the long-term. You may notice that a lot of the ideas on this list have been growing in popularity recently. While jumping on a new trend can sometimes be risky – it can also be highly rewarding. Some of the ecommerce business ideas on this list have been popular for a long time making it more competitive but less risky. However, all the niche examples below will

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Small Business Coronavirus InformationHelpful Small Business Coronavirus Articles

Here are articles with COVID-19 (coronavirus) facts and resources for small businesses. 

CARES Act – Payroll Protection Program Details from the SBA

Details from the SBA about the Paycheck Protection Program and the public-private partnership with banks aimed at speeding money to small businesses.

Coronavirus Financial Resources and Facts for Small Businesses

Public and private resources to help small businesses manage during the crisis.

How to Apply for an SBA Coronavirus Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Where to Get Help

How to apply for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Small Business Survival Strategies and Recovery Tips

Practical tips to help small businesses survive and recover

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To find additional help and ideas for marketing, managing and financing your business

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Small Business Forums






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    4. Discussion of issues relating to the employment of staff

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Division of Small Business – State of Delaware

Division of Small Business – State of Delaware





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Nearly 100 organizations, including nonprofits and government agencies, have more than 300 programs that offer all kinds of support for Delaware’s small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Small Business Economics Trends | NFIB

Small business owners expressed slightly higher levels of optimism in February with the NFIB Optimism Index moving up 0.2 points to 104.5, a reading among the top 10 percent in the 46-year history of the survey. Those expecting better business conditions increased and job creation and openings improved as well. Real sales expectations declined along with capital expenditure and inventory plans.

“The small business economic expansion continued its historic run in February, as owners remained focused on growing their businesses in this supportive tax and regulatory environment,” said NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkelberg. “February was another historically strong month for the small business economy, but it’s worth noting that nearly all of the survey’s responses were collected prior to the recent escalation of the coronavirus outbreak and the Federal Reserve rate cut. Business is good, but the coronavirus outbreak remains the big unknown.”

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27 of the Most Successful Small Town Business Ideas

If you want to start a business, but are having a hard time narrowing your list down to a single, successful business idea for your small town, don’t worry. We’ve got your back.

We’ve also come up with 27 of the most promising potential business ideas for small towns. So read on below and thank us later.

1. Coffee Shop and Bar

When you think of your neighborhood coffee shop and bar, you might not think of the same establishment. But if your town is small enough, and clientele scarce, merging these two business ideas might be just what the mayor ordered.

Now, before you go telling us that combining after school 12-year-olds and college 21-year-olds is a terrible idea, hear us out. We’re not suggesting a full-on bar, simply a coffee shop that after 4 pm also serves wine and beer. The concept behind being a coffee shop that

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Business Plan Template for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Free Download

free business plan template

Writing a business plan can seem like a big task, especially if you’re starting a business for the first time and don’t have a financial background. Even if you do have some experience, getting a refresher on what a modern business plan looks like is always a good idea.

After all, business plans have changed over the years, and what lenders and investors expect now is different than it was even just 10 years ago.

Ready to get the business plan template? Fill out the form on the right to get started >>>

Start your plan with a modern, professional business plan template

That’s why we’re sharing our investor-approved business plan template.

This template has been used by universities such as Princeton and Babson to teach entrepreneurs how to start businesses. It’s also been used by over 850,000 businesses to write business plans for bank loans, venture capital and angel

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Business Insurance & Small Business Insurance Quotes : Farmers Insurance

Additional business insurance options to consider

You can also explore coverage options with these handy “cheat sheets” that outline industry-specific insurance options for businesses like yours.

Apartment – For owners of small apartment buildings, large apartment complexes and everything in between.

Auto Service and Repair – For owners of shops that specialize in collision repair, oil changes, transmission repair and more.

Commercial Real Estate – For those who own office buildings, retail shopping centers, industrial parks, warehouses and self-storage facilities.

Education and Non-Profit – For organizations including schools and civic groups.

Home and Building Service – For independent contractors such as plumbers, electricians, landscapers and painters.

Homeowners Association – For governing bodies that manage the common areas and other aspects of a homeowners association.

Hospitality – For the owners of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts.

Manufacturing – For companies that manufacture products of virtually any type.

Office – For

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