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Microsoft Startup Business Center
Starting a business can be complicated and discouraging. This resource, with the checklist, checklist makes it easy: for every detail you need to address, and provides a resource to get the job done. Some of the issues covered are:

  • Decide on a Business Structure
  • Registering your Business
  • Finances
  • Understand Tax Responsibilities
  • Setting Up an Office
  • Purchasing Insurance
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Employees

The Greater Richmond Small Business Development Center is a partnership program between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, providing assistance and training to help small business owners and potential small business owners make sound decisions for the successful operation of their business

U.S. Small  Business Administration
Careful planning is fundamental to success.  The Small Business Planner includes information and resources that will help you at any stage of the business lifecycle.

Incorporation Information
Forming a corporation is a big step toward your success and the success of your business.

Internal Revenue Service – Forms, Tax Help
A-Z Index for Business
Find it Fast! Know what you’re looking for and want to find it fast? Select business topics using our A-Z listing, or by business type such as sole proprietor, corporation, etc. We also provide links to major business subjects, such as Business Expenses, which provides a gateway to all related information on that subject.

Virginia Department of Business Assistance
The Business Launchpad is filled with the most current information available, including checklists, helpful tips and licensing procedures.

All Around Business Advice
General Business Advice on such topics as Business Travel, Careers, E-Commerce & Internet, Finance & Accounting, Franchising, Government, Human Resources, Legal, Management, Marketing & Advertising, Operations, Personal Finance, Sales, Starting a Business, and Technology.

Business Owners Information Toolkit
The leading provider of information services, software and workflow tools for tax, accounting, legal and business professionals.

Richmond Economic Development Corporation(REDC) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote economic and community development by providing financing and services to small businesses, in order to create jobs and increase the flow of credit and capital into targeted low income communities. Through various loan programs, REDC can provide financing for working capital, the purchase of machinery and equipment, and financing for acquiring and renovating “owner-occupied” commercial or mixed-use properties. REDC offers higher loan to value, affordable and competitive interest rates, and flexible repayment terms.

IRS e-News for Small Businesses:
Keeping up with federal tax requirements is not always easy in today’s fast-changing business environment. Even if small businesses and the self-employed use a tax professional’s services, they still need to know and understand their tax responsibilities.

IRS e-News for Small Businesses offers small businesses and the self-employed a real time-saver. e-News is a bi-weekly newsletter that alerts them to what’s new, hot and important for small business owners to know. It’s quick to read, easy to subscribe – and it’s free.

Businesspeople may also want to take a look at other IRS e-newsletters:

IRS Tax Tips – tax information via e-mail from the IRS daily during the tax-filing season and periodically the rest of the year

Inc. Magazine Business Information
IncBizNet is a free Website designed exclusively for private companies to promote their businesses and connect with other businesses in the network.

Business Checklist

Business Plans
10 Steps to a Better Business Plan

Business Plan For a Start Up Business

Business Plan for an Established Business

Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Business Loans
Loan request for a Small Business

Business Document Templates
Microsoft Corporation Business Templates

Special Help
Veterans, National Guard and Reservists
Young Entrepreneurs

Find Resources by Subject
Starting a Business
Growing a Business
Financing a Business

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Richmond SCORE | Federal Building Suite 1150 | SBA Offices | 400 North 8th Street | Richmond, VA 23219 | Phone: 804-771-2400 Ext. 131
SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.