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  • At this site you can browse 500+ sample business plans including over 100 free sample plans. This site also offer expert advice on starting a business, marketing and advertising, growing your business, managing your E-business, legal information, purchasing a business and find business for sale.

  • This site provides information on starting your business, planning your business, getting financing for your business, marketing your product, winning goernment contracts, your office and equipment, people who work for you, managing your business finances, controlling your taxes, building your personal wealth, protecting your assets and getting out of business. Business tools include governement contracting forms and IRS tax forms.

  • Links to pages with FAQs on how to form a corporation and how to complete a certificate of incorporation.

  • The embassy.org site's Business Directories allows companies serving the international community, and those working, living, and traveling internationally, to find their audience.

  • Wealth of information from Home business to E-biz, from Financing to Marketing

  • Online guide includes links to articles regarding new business and entrepreneurship

  • Provides statistical information for Bronx County, including Economic Censuses.

  • Legal guides for business formation, business planning, human resources, accounting, taxes and other topics

  • "The resource for growing companies" includes many links to articles with practical advice also How-To list at bottom of page

  • Microsoft guide to its small business tools, including web hosting, e-marketing, financial management software and more

  • Print out or download city license application forms from the Consumer Affairs License Center

  • Click to "Business" to find information about starting a business, business assistance, industries, licenses, permits and more.

  • This Business Plans page has links to over 130 sample business plans from the Gale Virtual Library. For a larger selection of sample business plans, visit the Science, Industry and Business Library.

  • Links to many New York City government and State agencies that deal with business registration, licenses, inspections, tax information, financial assistance, and city and state programs

  • Non-profit organization providing free and confidential counseling and low-cost workshop services to help participants learn management skills of small business owners. Score is a nationwide organization.See their N.Y. offices link for chapters in New York City: http://www.scorenyc.org/locations/index.html

  • Organization supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs

  • Through a network of 24 regional centers, the New York State Small Business Development Center delivers high quality business counseling and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.

  • Excellent source of general information published by the Wall Street Journal

  • "The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is an Associate Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is associated through membership with: Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Business Council of New York State, American Chamber of Commerce Executives, NY State Chamber of Commerce Executives, S.B.A. - Service Corps of Retired Executives, CANY - Chamber Alliance of New York State.

  • The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

  • The information source for independent entrepreneurs and companies serving the SOHO (small Office/home office) market.