Microsoft’s Startup Center: Information For Your Business

When you’re staring a business, and if you are not a seasoned entrepreneur, you’re not sure what to do first or where to turn to for help. One place you should SURELY turn to is SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives – from the US Government.
Yesterday Microsoft announced this new site and writes – Microsoft Corp. has joined with three of the most respected companies serving small businesses ó MasterCard Worldwide, FedEx Corporate Services and Bank of America Corp. ó to provide a comprehensive tool for entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses.
Microsoft Startup has a nice design and the tabs towards the top of the screen make it easy to find information on government rules, employees, office setup, marketing, sales and more.
The “office setup” tab helps you set up your physical office (with a link to help you find office space) and links to help you with the software and computer you need in your office as well.
Microsoft already had a good small business site here but this site was mainly focused on users getting support for Microsoft products. At Microsoft’s Startup Site, the site is full of information for YOUR business.
Another place to check out for information on your business is Palo Alto’s business plans site.