Helpful Links

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Grants.gov is a simple, unified “storefront” for all customers of Federal grants to electronically find, apply for, and manage grants.

SBA—SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS

www.sba.gov

Development program for minority-owned businesses.

SBA—HUB ZONE

www.sba.gov/hubzone

Program that provides federal contracting opportunities for qualified small businesses located in distressed areas.

Federal Government

Resource

Information Available

Extensive federal government information pertaining to businesses; contact information for government agencies.

FEDERAL CITIZEN INFORMATION CENTER
Pueblo, CO 1-800-FED-INFO

www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Information about activities of federal programs and how they affect you.

Industry Data

Resource

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BIZSTATS.COM

http://bizstats.com/

Useful financial ratios, business statistics & benchmarks; effective and understandable online analysis of businesses & industries.

Dr Mindy Brashears
Texas Tech University

806-742-2805 Ext 235

mindy_brashears@ttu.edu

Nutrition Analysis

TRACER—LABOR MARKET INFORMATION

www.tracer2.com

www.texaswages.com

Fully dynamic Labor Market Information delivery system in Texas backed up by the combined experience of 80 economists.

Searchable database of wages in Amarillo MSA.

THOMAS REGISTER

http://thomasregister.com/

Web site offers a searchable industry database where you can find public information about a company or product that you compete with or want to do business with. For some products, you will be able to see computer aided drawings.

Legal Information and Forms

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BUSINESS.GOV

www.business.gov

Online resource guide designed to provide legal and regulatory information to America’s small businesses.

All ABOUT LAW.COM

http://allaboutlaw.com/

As a service to the public, they offer more than 2,000 FREE legal forms, and answers to common legal and financial questions.

U.S. LEGAL FORMS

www.uslegalforms.com

Over 25,000 legal documents and forms including wills, name change, real estate and more; limited free access and pay-for-use.

U.S. CENSUS AMERICAN FACTFINDER

http://factfinder.census.gov

National, regional, and local population and income statistics

Useful Web Sites

Resource

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BANK OF AMERICA SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER

www.bankofamerica.com/smallbusiness/resourcecenter/index.cfm

A good site with interactive workshops which provide some basic instruction on planning, marketing, legal structures, and calculators to make financials decisions such as “lease vs. buy”.

ENTREPRENEUR.COM

www.entrepreneur.com

Provides a wealth of articles and resources covering every aspect of business ownership.

OPEN FROM AMERICAN EXPRESS

www.openforum.com

This site is the American Express Small Business Network, where you can find articles, quizzes, interactive tools, and workshops about planning, and growing your business.

RHONDA ONLINE

www.rhondaonline.com

Articles and planning advice for small business owners.

TEXAS CENTER FOR RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

www.tcre.org

TCRE is a non-profit organization that was created to facilitate the delivery of educational and technical support to rural entrepreneurs and organizations supporting entrepreneurs.

Business Plan Help

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BPLANS.COM

www.bplans.com

Contains a large collection of free sample business plans; includes practical advice on planning and interactive tools.

ACTIVEPLANS.BIZ

http://activeplans.biz/

Offers an interactive tool that walks you through your business plan step by step; free registration is required.

Business Legal Structure

Resource

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Pay service for legal forms; free site contains extensive business structure Q&A.

Hispanic Business

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HISPANIC BUSINESS INC.

www.hispanicbusiness.com/

Site is an online information center for Hispanic Business Magazine. Many aspects of Hispanic business are covered in free and paid reports.

UNITED STATES HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

www.ushcc.com/#

This organization advocates, promotes and facilitates Hispanic businesses.

USHCC monitors legislation, policies and programs that affect the Hispanic business community.

It also provides technical assistance to Hispanic business associations and entrepreneurs.

SBA En Espanol

http://sba.gov/espanol/

This is the Spanish language version of the Small Business Administration’s web site.

Women Owned Business

Resource

Information Available

HISPANIC BUSINESS INC.
409 Third Street SW, Fourth Floor
Washington, DC 20416
(202) 205-6673

www.onlinewbc.gov

This agency provides training and technical assistance to promote the growth of women-owned businesses. OWBC programs address access to credit and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities.

Misc.

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WTAMU MARKETING & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RESOURCES

http://wtfaculty.wtamu.edu/~sanwar.bus/otherlinks.htm

A page full of links developed by Dr. Syed Tariq Anwar, Professor of Marketing & International Business, College of Business, West Texas A&M University. No descriptions provided.

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