Resources For Small Businesses

This is where we’ll collect a few links that you and your business may find useful, whether you’re just starting or not. Whether you’re a “startup” or not. Whether you even know where to start or not.

This list will change over time so bookmark it to check periodically. Resources listed are in no particular order and should not be considered an endorsement/recommendation unless explicitly stated. Some resources may state or stand for political positions; those positions should not be considered representative of those of SMBple unless explicitly stated.

Advice

  • Small Business Development Centers – https://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/sbdc – SBA partner providing a variety of services to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs
  • One Million Cups – http://www.1millioncups.com – Entrepreneurial presentation, connection, and learning organization out of Kansas City, MO. Look for (or create) a chapter near you!
  • Small Business Administration – https://www.sba.gov – US government-sponsored tools, policies, and programs aimed at fostering small business growth
  • SCORE – https://www.score.org – Mentoring, advice, and education for small businesses, supported by volunteers and SBA

Advocacy and Boosterism

  • American Independent Business Alliance – https://www.amiba.net – a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping communities become more self-supporting and resilient through fostering a culture that values and supports independent business and local entrepreneurs
  • Independent We Stand – http://www.independentwestand.org – independently-owned business support and “buy local” advocacy

Tools and Services

Miscellaneous

  • Lead With a Story – http://leadwithastory.com – Find better ways to engage your prospects, clients, and more through storytelling – RECOMMENDED