This week, we had a survey on where else our readers go to find information on about small businesses and how to make it better (you can still take the survey). After all, as much as we love technology here at Smallbiztechnology.com, we understand that it takes more than technology to have a successful business. Although, being tech-savvy certainly helps.
Business on Main compiled this excellent list of essential entrepreneur resources. It’s a great place to look for information on getting your business started, and all that entails. Resources from this list include places to find venture capital, info on how to start an LLC, and guides on filling out your taxes and hiring new employees. There are also many smaller, lesser known websites that are really good as well. Here are a few of them:
SmallBusiness.com – Seems like an obvious one, but this one is a free small business wiki, kind of like the Wikipedia for everything small business. Just about every topic nowadays has its own wiki, but I digress. The great thing about this site is that there are local project pages, or pages with information pertinent to each state in the union.
New Equity Business – This is a brand new site that provides information specifically on small business financing. Articles discuss everything from loans to handling cash flow, from dealing with business credit cards to saving your precious capital.
Twitter – Yes, Twitter! It’s more than a way for you to promote your business, but also a way for you to find valuable advice to help your business too. OPEN Forum offers five folks you should be following on Twitter for small business help. Plus, it’s all the more reason to be active on Twitter.
Overall, there’s a lot out there to give you a hand. You certainly don’t have to go about running your small business alone, whether or not you are a sole-proprietor or have a few employees. Make the best of what’s out there for you.