Everything You Need to Know About The Small Business .Org
A Top Resource for Entrepreneurs
The Small Business .Org provides information and advice on starting and running a small business. All of our content is created by small business owners and based on the research and experiences of our contributors. If you are looking for ideas, anecdotes, inspiration, or tips on starting your own business we can certainly help, but The Small Business .Org is not meant to be a substitute for seeking legal or other professional advice.
We are based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, but you don't have to come to Atlanta to get to know us. You can get in touch with us through a variety of methods or interact with us online via our Twitter, YouTube, Google+, and Facebook accounts. You can check out our profile on AboutUs or watch this site grow on Alexa.
So much goes into a new business before you ever open your doors. This is the place to start if you are looking for information on writing a business plan, doing market research, deciding if entrepreneurship is for you, and more.
Here we explore your options for funding your new venture. Learn more about getting a small business loan from a bank, using government resources, obtaining grants and other means of financing.
You are already familiar with opening a personal savings or checking account, but as you might expect opening a business bank account is a little bit different. Learn what to look for and what to look out for.
Start here if you are looking to replace health insurance or other coverage you had through an employer, plan on offering insurance benefits to your employees, or need any type of business insurance.
Small business opportunities abound even if you do not already have a product to sell or a service to provide. Explore ideas like buying a franchise or existing business, using the skills and experience you already have, and more.
No matter what your budget or who your target market is, you need to learn how to reach as many of your potential customers as you can through a variety of techniques and mediums such as direct mail or email.
There are a ton of great small business software programs out there to help you start and run your business more efficiently. Accounting programs, CRM software, databases, and others can make things a lot easier for you.
Owning a small business requires you to be a jack of all trades particularly when starting out, but outsourcing certain functions like bookkeeping, IT, or web design will free up your time and allow you to focus on what you do best.