Start-Up Resources


FREE SCORE Resources:

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business 5-Session (SCORE Charlotte)
Business Plan for Start-up
Business Plan Workbook
SCORE financial template

SBA Women Owned Businesses Resource

SBA’s Women’s Business Center

Start-up Small business Financial Self-Assessment

FREE IRS Resources:

Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center - Your Small Business Advantage
IRS A-Z Index for Business

FREE Funding Resources:

The SBTDC is North Carolina's leading resource for growing and developing businesses.

The SBTDC Financing Assistance

All other SBDC Sites (includes Market Research)

Facts About Government Grants
Research Grants for Small Businesses
Find Grants
Loans and Grants Search Tool

Other Financial related articles

Crowdfunding Sites

Kickstarter
Crowdtilt
AngelList
Crowdfunder
WeFunder
Indiegogo
MicroVentures
SecondMarket
Profounder
Startup Addict
Believers Fund
Rockethub
Quirky
New Jelly
CoFolio
Start Some Good
Peerbackers
Eppela
Indie Go Go

Other FREE Resources:

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (includes tools and research benchmark)

US Patent and Trademark Office
Intuit Guide to Hire
Most popular Small Business Accounting software
eCommerce related software

Women-Own Business national Certification:

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (working w/ Fortune 500 firms)
National Women Business Owners Corporation (working w/ Fed, State, County, etc.)

List of articles or videos might benefit you.


Need Money? Think Private Capital Markets
Know What Your Numbers Mean
Now's the Time for Reinvention!
5 Deadly Business Sins
Generate qualified leads through effective use of Market Makers
Do Profits Matter? You bet they do!
How to Impress Investors

Pricing Strategy Your product (include services)

Robert Half 2012 Salary research

Use Pricing Strategy to Build Your Business in Value

Building your websites? Check out these sites:

Yahoo Business at smallbusiness.yahoo.com
Go Daddy at www.godaddy.com
Delux at http://www.aplus.net/
WordPress > Blog Tool, Publishing Platform, and CMS wordpress.org
Google Small Business Blog googlesmb.blogspot.com

 

About Chia-Li Chien

Chia-Li ChienChia-Li Chien, CFP®, CRPC, PMP; Chia-Li “like JOLLY!” A passionate leader of small business strategic equity value creation and implementation mastery. She is a globetrotting strategist, speaker and author. She is CEO and chief strategist of Value Growth Institute dedicated to creating business value that transforms your world. Capture meaningful personal wealth. Position your business for future transitioning.

Chia-Li is also a Midas Advisor to MidasNation, a community dedicated to helping private business owners increase the value of their firms.  She is the award-winning author of Show Me The Money and faculty member of American Management Association. Her blog and newsletter was recently named a top small business resource by the New York Times “You’re the Boss” blog.


 

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