Project Startup – Resources for the New American Entrepreneur
Whether you are just getting your business off the ground, hiring your first employee, or closing the books on your first year of sales, the list of resources below will point you and your business in the right direction.
Start raising money for your great idea on RocketHub.
This PDF is a step-by-step guide for building a successful crowdfunding campaign.
A great place to start if you are looking to either start or grow your business.
The place to go for patents, trademarks and protecting your intellectual property.
Up-to-date information on the ever-changing tax codes and an A-Z index of topics.
This not-for-profit partnership between government, higher learning and the private sector helps new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership, and helps existing companies take their business to the next level.
This nonprofit site offers free business plan templates and financial statement guides and as well as mentorship opportunities through its network of 12,000 volunteers.
This press release distribution service allows online press release submissions and will help you increase visibility and traffic to your website...and it's free!
This organization provides artists and innovators creative opportunities to showcase their work. BVEW is a great resource for professionals working in film, TV, performing arts, music, and media.
This state-by-state directory of women's business centers provides business training, counseling and other resources to help women start and grow successful businesses.
This tool will help you find your local cable provider and guide you through the process of setting up broadband, phone and video services for your business.
This helpful market research tool provides access to statistical information for more than 100 federal government agencies. For a more in-depth look at socio-demographic and economic conditions in specific locations throughout the United States, check out Simply Map. Stop by your local library to see if they have the Simply Map software on their computers. You may be able to take advantage of the helpful software without paying a dime.
This site provides access to searchable US Census data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.