Small Business Resources

Go To the Pros - Profiles of 420,000 attorneys and firms worldwide, based on the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Searches are done by name, practice area and location.

Accountant-Search - More than 100,000 accountants are registered here. Searches can be done by location or specialty. - You're a do-it-yourselfer? Good luck with all that legal jargon - be sure to check the resources at Nolo's self help law library before making any rash decisions.

FindLaw - Search court decisions, legal codes and more. It's the Yahoo of legal information.

Small Business Taxes & Management - Breaking tax news, recent IRS laws, tax court rulings and more at this info-crammed site perfect for entrepreneurs.

InfoWorks - Get free answers to business-related questions from their panel of experts. Our read the questions other entrepreneurs have submitted.

Money Talks - Don't know where to begin your own hunt for venture funds? One of the best sites around for that hunt is They review your business plan and if selected they will put it onto there database for Venture Capitalists to Review.

Venture Capital Resource Library - A good site for getting information on the movers and shakers in the VC world and how deals get cut. - Shop for the best terms on bank loans, credit cards and auto financing here.

Money Hunter - This is the home page for the TV show of the same name that helps entrepreneurs link up with VCs and angels. - Apply online for loans from American Express, Compass Bank and many more institutions.

Uncle Sam

SBA - The SBA has set up this gateway page into its many programs of assistance for small-business owners.

U.S. Business Advisor - One-stop access to federal government information, services, and transactions.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Find out if someone else has already patented your great idea.

Securities and Exchange Commission - Search this database of filings made by publicly held corporations, free of charge.

IRS - Afraid of the taxman? Get obscure tax forms, info, and even advice from the tax collectors themselves.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Get a snapshot of the labor marketplace - and the nation's economy as a whole - at this terrific government site.

The International Trade Administration - Uncle Sam wants to give you the boost you'll need to become a global powerhouse; find plentiful resources here.

Fed World - Access to thousands of U.S. Government web sites, more than a 1/2 million U.S. Government documents, databases and other information products.