We know what it is like to manage your own business, it just seems like your doing it all on your own, but your not.  To help with your business planning efforts, we have accumulated useful links to assist you in your research. 

BUSINESS PLAN SOFTWARE

Business Plan Pro by Palo Alto Software  http://www.paloalto.com

PlanWare Software, Free online tools   http://www.planware.org

PlanWriter by BRS Software    http://www.brs-inc.com/

BizPlanBuilder by Jian    http://www.jian.com/

Fundable Plans by SSG, Inc   http://www.fundableplans.com

Plan Magic by PlanMagic Corp   http://planmagic.com

QuickPlan by Demand Creation   http://www.quickplan.com

Adarus Business Plan For MSOffice   http://www.adarus.com

PLANNING ASSISTANCE

US Government Small Business Administration (SBA)      http://www.sba.gov/

Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE)     http://www.score.org

State of Florida Small Business Centers (SBDC)    http://www.sbdc.uwf.edu/

National Business Incubator Association (NBIA)   http://www.nbia.org

Economic Development Agency (by State)  http://www.eda.gov/Resources/StateLinks.xml

FUNDING ASSISTANCE

ANGELS

http://www.angelcapitalassociation.org

http://naoangelinvestor.wordpress.com/

http://www.angelinvestor.ca

http://www.angelcapitalnetwork.com

PEER TO PEER LENDING (P2P Loans)

http://www.prosper.com

http://www.lendingclub.com

http://www.peer-lend.com

http://www.peerlendingnetwork.com

CROWD FUNDING (non equity investments)

www.kickstarter.com

http://kachingle.net

www.indiegogo.com

www.kiva.org

www.amazee.com

www.rockethub.com

VENTURE CAPITAL (VC)

http://www.venturedeal.com

http://www.infon.com/

http://www.evca.eu/

http://www.aaaim.org/index.php

http://www.privateequitycfo.org/

http://www.avcj.com/

http://www.nvca.org/

www.gobignetwork.com/Venture-Capital

http://www.fundinguniverse.com

http://www.harborreserves.com

SBA LOANS

http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/start/financestartup/index.html

GRANT RESOURCES

http://www.foundationcenter.org

http://www.grants.gov

http://www.usa.gov

http://www.guidestar.org

http://www.nptimes.com

http://www.fundsnetservices.com

http://www.grantstation.com

http://www.irs.gov/app/ePostcard/forwardToSearch.do;jsessionid=wQrJLFyZSGJHVkQxdZD0g2pzd8ysrPjlCyrzL2Flnd1kmkMJy4nG!-712988336

GOVERNMENT

http://www.fbo.gov

http://www.ccr.gov

http://www.bpn.gov/orca

http://www.fedspending.gov

http://www.usaspending.gov

http://www.sba.gov/goaling

http://www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov

http://www.ssq.gsa.gov

www.akss.dau.mil/jsp/default

 

CORPORATE RESEARCH SITES

NEWS SOURCES
Business News 
Barrons | CNN | Crain’s: Chicago | Crain’s: NY | Financial Times | Investor’s Business Daily | Journal of Commerce | Kiplinger | Law News Network | Singapore Business Times | Wall Street Journal ($) | U.S. Business Journals |  Business Magazines Business 2.0 | Business Week | CFO | Context | Darwin Magazine | Economist | Fast Company | Forbes | Fortune | Inc. | Newsweek | Smart Money | Time | US News | Wired
Internet Search
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About.com | Alta Vista | Google! | Teoma | Wall Street Search | Yahoo | WebBrain | Lists: Fortune 500 | Global 500 | Private 500 | Inc. 500 | The List of Lists | Domain Registration | InterNIC ‘Whois’ | Register.com | Directory Search AnyWho | Area Code Finder | Switchboard | Int’l Dialing Codes | 800 Directory | Yellow Pages | Zip Code Finder | Zip Code Finder (Business) TIPS  Invisible Web | How best to use a search engine |  Internet Research & Surveys
eLab | Electronic Commerce Guide | Internet Business Surveys

COMPANY RESEARCH

Industry Specific Research | Annual Reports | Brint Research | Corporate Info | Corporate Library | Hoover’s | Patents Search | Tech Company Search | Thomas Register | Thomas Regional Directory | Wall Street Research | Financial Data Finder | FinWeb | Research Links  Associations  Professional | Trade | Web Directory | Rating A.M. Best | Moody’s | Standard & Poor’s | Online Research Tips  Citing Sources | Researching CompaniesProduct Recall Database

International Business Digital Look | Global Business Centre | Int’l Business Resources | Int’l Stats | Market Research | Wrights Research CenterAsia | Blue Book of Canadian Business | Canadian Industry Research | Canadian Securities Admin. | Euro Pages | European Manufacturers | Hoovers UK |

Quality Specific Links  American Association of Lab Accreditation | American Institute of Chemical Engineers | American National Standards Institute | American Productivity and Quality Control | American Society of Mechanical Engineers | American Society for Nondestructive Testing | American Welding Society | American Society for Quality | American Society of Testing and Materials | Automotive Industry Action Group | Baldridge Quality Awards | Center for Quality Excellence | IEEE | Industrial Research Institute | (ISO) Int’l Organization for Standardization | Int’l Quality Federation | Int’l Society for Measurement and Control | National Association of Manufacturers | National Institute of Standards & Technology | Quality Assurance Institute | Registrar Accreditation Board | Six Sigma Association | Society of Automotive Engineers | Society for Manufacturing and Reliability Professionals | Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Society of Reliability Engineers | Software Engineering Labs | Software Quality Professionals | US Standards Group | Magazines Quality Digest | Quality Magazine | Quality Management Journal | Quality Process | Recall Notices & Reports Consumer Reports | US Consumer Product Safety Commission | Office of Defect Investigation NHTSA | Food & Drug Administration Recalls | Recall Announcements | NHSTA Recalls | US Food Safety & Inspection Services |

General Research Technology ATT Research Lab | BotSpot | Developer.com | MIT Media Lab | Nano Technology | NECI Scientific Digital Library | ComputerworldQuickstudy | Internet Traffic Report | List of ISPs | NetMechanic | PhotoFinder | Ask Tog | AlertboxWorld Wide Web Consortium | CWD  Math and Science Nobel Prizes | Periodic Table of the Elements | Physics | Science | Virtual Library: Science | Windows to the Universe The Arts Arts Locator | Arts Resources | Culture Finder Literature Great Books of Western Civ. | Project Bartleby | Project Gutenberg | Short Stories | The Online Books Page Religions World Religions Resources | Religion Statistics and Geography | Religions of the World Philosophy: Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy | Philosophy Directories: Google | Virtual Library: Philosophy Libraries and Museums Internet Public Library | Library of Congress | Library Servers | Museum Resources | Museums Directories: Google | | New York Public Library | Virtual Library: Museums Miscellaneous Biography | Britannica Concise | Genealogy Resources | Information Please | Librarian’s Index to the Internet | Quick Reference/Research Resources | Research It | xrefer Reference Engine Trade Show | TSNN   | TSEA  | Tradeshow Plaza  | International Shows 

Government Agencies
Gov’t Printing Office | Gvt.Research Services | IRS | OSHA | US Patents | US Trademarks | All Government Agencies | State Resource Center | 50 States and Capitals | Fedstats | Fed World | Gov. Info. Exchange | National Archives and Records Admin. | National Criminal Justice Info Center | Stately Knowledge | Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet | White House Int’l Agencies Foreign Gov’t Resources | IMF | World Bank |  Legislature  2004 Federal Budget | Federal Register | Legislator Search Engine | State Legislatures | Thomas Legislative Search | US House | Email | US Senate | Email | CIA World Fact Book | Our World | United Nations

Statistics
Bureau of Labor Stats | Cyber Atlas | Fedstats | Int’l Stats | Population Lookup | U.S. Statistical Abstract | Umich Documents Center | US Census Datamaps | Regional Data |

Legal Information:  FindLaw for the Public | Law Dictionary | Law. Net | ‘Lectric Law Library: Reference Room | Legal Resources | Oyez:Supreme Court Cases | Nolo

FINANCE
Investing Research MSN Investor | Morningstar | Motley Fool | The Street | Silicon Investor | Raging Bull | IPOs IPO Unlockdate  | Superstar Investor | Earnings Whispers Whisper Numbers | Upcoming Analyst Calls | Regulation NASD | SEC | Bankruptcy  American Bankruptcy Institute | Bankruptcy Stats | Internet Bankruptcy Library Financial Markets
Indices
AMEX | Averages & Composites | Dow Jones | Nasdaq | Nikkei | NYSE | Futures/Options Commodities Charts (T-bills etc.) | Futures Quotes | Foreign Foreign Exchange | Int’l Stock Exchanges | Analysis Bureau of Economic Analysis | Dismal Scientist | Online Investor Services Ameritrade | E*Trade | Fidelity | Schwab  SEC Edgar Scan | SEC Database | Edgar Online People | FreeEdgar | NAICS/SIC Codes | SEC News Digest | SEC Document Primer | Quotes and Market News BigCharts | CBS Marketwatch | Money Central | Quicken | Yahoo Finance | Movers Earnings Surprises | Upgrades & Downgrades | Stock Screener Yahoo | International Canadian Companies | F T MarketWatch | World Portfolio |

Personal Finance Resources | Bank Rate Monitor | Banks of the World | Federal Reserve | Finance Student’s Web World | Private Equity: Private Equity | Venture Firms

Tax Info: IRS Forms: Federal | IRS Forms: State |

BUSINESS RESOURCES

First Aid Active First Aid Online | First Aid and Emergencies | Poison Control Centers

Cell Phone Messaging AT&T | Cellular One | Nextel | Skytel | Sprint PCS | T-Mobile | Verizon Time & Weather Forecasts Intellicast | Weather Channel | Yahoo Weather | Advisories Airport Delays | Biz Travel | Time Naval Clock | Perpetual Calendar | World Time Zones | Atomic Clock | Calculate Duration Between Two Dates | Calendar | Earth Calendar: Holidays | World Clock

Track Packages
Airborne | DHL | Emery | Express Mail | FedEx | UPS

Office Tools
Anonymizer | Calculators Online | Currency Calculator | Postage Calculator | Salary Calculator | Maps: MapQuest | YahooMaps | Subway NavigatorAerial/Satellite Images | National Geographic Society | Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection | TIGER Map | World Atlas & Geography Facts |

Weights and Measures
Calculators | Conversions | Currency Converter | How Far Is It? | Measurements | Unit Converter Symbols and Signs: Electrical | Flags of the World | Maps | Symbols | Weather

Speech & Writing
Citing Sources | Common English Errors | Guide to Grammar & Writing | PresentationTips | Press Release Guide | Style Guides  Citation Styles | Economist Style Guide | Elements of Style | Famous Quotes Bartlett’s Quotations | QuoteLand | Words Crosswords Resources | Dictionary and Language Resources | Etymology Resources | Word Detective | Word for Word | World Wide Words Grammar and Punctuation Grammar and Style Notes | Grammar and Style Resources | ‘The Elements of Style’ Etiquette Netiquette | Robert’s Rule of Order | Wedding

Reference
Britannica | CIA World Facts | Consumer Info Center | Encyclopedia.com | Fast Facts | RefDesk | Translation Site | Dictionaries Webster’s Dictionary | “One Look” | Multi-Lingual | Thesaurus | Libraries Internet Public Library | Library of Congress | National Archives | Miscellaneous | eHow | HowStuffWorks | Public Records Database | World Public Holidays | NewsResource Center | LibrarySpot | Technology Encyclopedia | Airlines Airlines (World Wide) | Airline Phone #s | Airport Directory | Flight Arrivals and Departures | Schedule America West | American Airlines | Continental | Delta | Jet Blue | Midwest Express | Northwest | Southwest | United | US Airways | Flight Information Airline Safety | Airline Seat Maps | Airport Delays | FAA Rules and Regs | Real Time Flight Tracker | Book Flights Expedia | Orbitz | Travelocity | Travel CNN Travel News | Cheap Tickets | Fodor’s | Expedia | Orbitz | Travelocity | Travel Resources  | Discount Travel: Priceline | Site59 | Travel Guides AAA | AmEx Travel | CNN City Guide | Fodors | Frommer’s | Concierge | Airplane Safety | International Health Information | Legal Assistance | Passport Services | Travel Warnings | World Travel Guide | Driving Driving Directions | Road Traffic & Construction | Trains Amtrak | Subway Navigator | Accommodations Bed and Breakfast | Small Luxury Hotels |

Health AMA | Drug Information | Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body | Health A to Z | Health Finder | Intel Health | Internet Mental Health | Mayo Clinic | Merck Manual | NIH | Nutrient Database | Visible Human Project | Virtual Hospital

Sports and Games CNN/SI | ESPN Sports zone | Sporting News | Yahoo Sports | CBS Sports | Fox Sports The Outdoors GORP | Outdoors Directories: Google | Outside Online For the Homemaker Better Homes | Do-It-Yourself Guides | Epicurious Cooking Tips & Recipes | Parent Soup