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SMALL BUSINESS WEB SITES

Canada

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Canada Business Service Centres: www.cbsc.org
Everything you need to know to start a small business can be found on this multilingual Government of Canada site – on-line workshops, resources, business start-up information and registration.

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CBSC’s On-line Interactive Business Planner: www.cbsc.org/ibp/
Part of CBSC’s site is an on-line business planner with sample plans, tips, projections and cash flow sheets, walking you step-by-step through preparing your business plan.

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CCRA tax information: www.ccra-adrc.gc.ca/tax/business/smallbusiness/index-e.html
All you need to know about GST, payroll taxes, forms, on-line payroll deduction tables, a small business guide, customs, employer information and small biz info-fairs.

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Canada One: www.canadaone.com
An excellent, resource-loaded, free small business e-magazine featuring over 700 resources, on-line workshops, toolkits, articles, discussion group and book reviews. A must to visit.

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Canadian Federation of Independent Business: www.cfib.ca
With over 100,000 members, the CFIB is the national spokesperson for our small businesses. The site is full of media resources and links, small business information, links and up-to-date news, including tax information. Join it and stay in touch.

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Community Futures Development Corporation: www.communityfutures.ca
With over 300 offices across Canada, CFDCs are responsible for the economic development of their communities and train entrepreneurs to start a successful business. Click on your province for more information.

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Industry Canada: http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/engdoc/alpha.html
Everything you need to know about starting a business in Canada, e-commerce, exporting, and managing people.

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InnoVisions Canada and the Canadian Teleworker’s Association: www.ivc.ca
This top Canadian teleworking site is hailed as a mine of information on the subject. Loaded with articles, resources, books, news and tips, it’s a valuable resource for anyone considering working from home.

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Small Business Information Canada: www.sbinfocanada.about.com
An A to Z resource guide for small businesses, everything from starting a business to selling one to women in business, with links to all the resources and publications.

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Statistics Canada: www.statcan.ca
If you need Canadian statistics on population, business, the economy or health, this is the site to visit.

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Western Economic Diversification: www.wd.gc.ca
Committed to helping Western Canadian small and medium businesses grow, a resource-loaded Government of Canada site. Try the in-depth entrepreneurial quiz.

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Women's business network www.cdnbizwomen.com
Consistent, ongoing marketing is an important aspect of almost all businesses and CWBN provides members with effective and affordable online advertising in their business directory and Showcase profiles. Their site also offers a large selection of business related articles, a resource library, events calendar, newsboard, monthly highlights, a marketplace, newsletters, and a BtoB Exchange. A great site for women to learn, network and connect with other Canadian women in business.

United States

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Biz Office: www.bizoffice.com
Apart from a huge resource library, forms and letters, Web marketing opportunities and government grant information, this site has dozens of links to other small business sites and resources.

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Business Plans.com: www.bplans.com
Information on all areas of small business, including a business plan and financing wizard. You can view sample plans for 60 different types of businesses and glean ideas as you prepare your own plan.

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Entrepreneur Magazine: www.entrepreneurmag.com
New articles each month on everything a small business owner needs to know, from marketing, money and management to e-business and business opportunities, plus an archive of past issues.

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Inc. Com: www.inc.com
An on-line magazine with tons of resources and articles for start-up and business growth. Many other tools and services provide a wealth of small business information.

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The Small Business Advisor: www.isquare.com
An on-line newsletter containing book reviews, links, glossary, U.S. government business, tax advice, resource books, tips, trade show information and articles.

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U.S. Business Advisor: www.business.gov
Find the right answers to those questions about laws and regulations, financing, taxes, workplace issues, international trade and more.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce: www.uschamber.com
Find the nearest chamber of commerce on this site, review the various business resources and see how joining a chamber of commerce can help your business grow.

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U.S. Small Business Administration: www.sbaonline.sba.gov
With offices across the United States, this site offers detailed information on a multitude of small business programs and many necessary resources such as laws and regulations, plus on-line classrooms and counseling. A definite “must surf” for new entrepreneurs.

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Working From Home: www.homeworks.com
Popular small business authors Paul and Sarah Edwards have designed a site loaded with help for the home-based business. It includes radio show clips, many tips and information on how to successfully operate a home-based business.

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