Lorain Public Library System - Useful Web Links
Selected Topic: Business - Small Business
1st Stop Business Connection
This is a program sponsored by the Ohio Department of Development's Small Business Development Centers and the U.S. Small Business Administration. It provides FREE state-level information.
Bplans.com shows you how to write a business plan, view sample plans. Also offers tips and techniques for buying a business, marketing and advertising, and finance and capital.
Business Plans and Profiles Index: A Subject Guide to Sample Business Plans and Profiles for Specific Business Types
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh provides a wealth of information and links related to business plans online. Entries that refer to actual sample plans are in bold print. If the plan or profile is online, a link is provided.
Employment law assistance for workers and small businesses. Information is provided by the U. S. Department of Labor.
Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE)
GLIDE is a unique public/private partnership (located on the Lorain County Community College Campus) that can help you to grow your business, whether you are at the idea or expansion stage.
Legal Basics for Small Business
The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) is pleased to offer Legal Basics for Small Business, designed especially for small business owners in Ohio who are looking for basic legal information. Presented in an easy-to-read question-answer format, this handbook is a compilation of individual articles written and edited by more than 80 Ohio lawyers who volunteered their time and effort.
Lorain County Growth Partnership
The Lorain County Growth Partnership (LCGP), developed by the Lorain County Board of Commissioners, works with Lorain County organizations and businesses to compete more effectively in a regional marketplace. Whether you want to start a business, expand your current business or partner with other area businesses and organizations, the LCGP is your place to start.
Ohio Department of Development - Division of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
The Division supports Ohio small businesses (up to 500 employees) by creating opportunities for them to expand financial literacy and access the capital, entrepreneurial skills, and coaching they need to succeed.
Ohio Small Business Association
Supplying the small business owner with big business solutions.
SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business - Cleveland Chapter
Entrepreneurs rely on the Internet to find solutions to business questions at the moment the problem arises. That’s why SCORE offers free business counseling online and business articles, trends and information from industry and SCORE experts.
Small Business Administration
The United States Small Business Administration: "Helping Small Businesses Succeed".
Small Business Development Center - Lorain County Chamber of Commerce
A highly trained professional advisor at the center provide free, confidential, in-depth training to pre-venture, start-up and existing businesses with 500 employees or less.
Starting a Business - Information from the Internal Revenue Service
Most businesses start out small. As a new business owner you need to know your federal tax responsibilities. This page provides links to basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business. It also provides information to assist in making basic business decisions.