Entrepreneurship - Websites

A great site for learning all you need to know about developing a workable business plan. Includes many sample plans for a variety of small businesses.

IRS Small Business & Self-Employed Tax Center
Information from the Internal Revenue Service on employer ID numbers (EINs), filing requirements, business expenses and  more.

The Kauffman Foundation
The world's largest organization devoted to entrepreneurship. The foundation focuses their grant making and operations on advancing entrepreneurship and educating children and youth. For tools & resources entrepreneurs can use, see the Kauffman sponsored Entrepreneurship.org site.

Information on business planning and management. Includes sample business and marketing plans. 

Prosper Peer-to-Peer Lending
A peer-to-peer lending site. Prospective borrowers post a loan request and investors review loan listings and invest in listings that meet their criteria. Borrowers make fixed monthly payments and investors receive a portion of those payments directly to their Prosper account. Also see  LendingClub.com , a similar peer-to-peer lending site.

SCORE is a nonprofit network of volunteer business mentors dedicated to helping small businesses grow .

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Search this site to identify competing patents, clear your selected company name, file a patent or register your trademark.

U.S. Small Business Administration
Provides online help for U.S. small businesses. Information available includes training aids, government contract information and explanation of loan programs.

  • Plan your business : Tips for conducting market research, writing a business plan, and calculating start-up costs
  • Funding programs : Learn about available loans, grants, investment capital, and other forms of funding

Y combinator
A source of seed money for potential technology entrepreneurs.  Interested entrepreneurs can fill out applications to compete for funding through the website.



Mackenzie Dunn
Research & Instruction Librarian
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