Resources for Small Businesses

Find Below a list of useful resources. Are you thinking of starting a business? Looking to grow your existing business? Check them out whether you're brainstorming a business idea, or if you're looking for tips to expand, become more efficient, or need financial support.

Government/Local Resources: 

The United States Small Business Assosiation  is an incredible resource for small business owners. In particular, their business guide contains articles on planning , launching , managing , and growing your business. The SBA can also help you find sources of funding as well as information about Federal Contracting .   

Similarly, the PA Business One-Stop Shop  has a library of information designed to support Pennsylvania businesses. The site has everything you need to know about registering your business and filing business taxes in Pennsylvania. The One-Stop Shop also has resources for business development and growth

The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center is a Treasure Trove of information, consulting, and business devolopment resources for your burgeoning business. Check out their Small Businees Blog


Small business news, tips, and tech solutions:


Reading and learning about business practices and trends is an integral part of staying on top of your business game. Forbes, Small Business Trends , and Bloomburg Businessweek are essential news resources for entrepreneurs.  Nerdwallet and are more finance-focused options. The New York Times, too, has a section on Entrepreneurship. Be the best business-person you can be by staying up-top date on a wide range of business topics. For news and inofrmation regarding local businesses, you should check out the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal

New technologies are always emerging to make your business more efficient. 


Check out these lists for more resources:

Fundera: The 37 Best Resources for Small Business News 

Entrepreneur: 65 Indespensible Websites for Business Owners 

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