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Financial Resources

Private, commercial resources have been included in this index when the website appears to provide free information of value. The SBDC does not endorse or expressly recommend any commercial for-profit companies to our clients. We recommend that clients employ wise consumer practices when selecting a product or service for purchase.

Financing options
This site lets you look for different options in financing for small business owners. It allows users to conduct a search that would be specific to their type of business and see the types of financing options there are.

Franchise Registry
This website gives users possible franchise options. It also gives information about the partnership between the SBA and FRANdata.

The Myth About Grants for Businesses
This link offers users the myths about grants and business. It also talks about the different types of grants that are out there.

International Franchise Association
The International Franchise Association seeks to protect, enhance and promote franchises. They help businesses with the franchising process.

Basic Guide to Financial Management in For-Profits
Encourages business leaders and managers to develop basic financial management skills including cas management and bookkeeping, generating financial statements and analyzing those statements.

BizStats
Free industry statistics and financial ratios.

Corporate Turnaround
Corporate Turnaround (CT) is an alternative to bankruptcy for smaller businesses. CT offers a comprehensive program to pay your creditors with a budget you can afford. CT, in cooperation with the ASBDC, has written a free guide on managing business debt.

D&B Small Business Credit Solutions
Leading and trusted source of information on business credit-fee/subscription based.

Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI)
Serving the risk management needs of local governments, small business, and small nonprofit entities. They offer education and training and a resource library.

SBDCNet National Information Clearinghouse: Finance
Online training regarding the SBA's Loan Guaranty Programs, preparing a loan package and assessing financial needs. Also includes checklists, articles and guides about buying or selling a small business, and financing a business.

SBDCNet National Information Clearinghouse: Taxes and Accounting
Information on taxes including W-2 filing, and accounting including software and web-based accounting services.

Tax information for businesses
This government website gives information on tax information for businesses, whether they are small or large businesses. The site also gives information on various tax-related topics that business owners need to be aware of but may not know of right away.

IRS Tax News for Business
This link will open a PDF document with the latest news for business owners sent to the SBDC from the IRS.

U.S. Small Business Administration Financial Assistance information
This site reviews eligibility requirements, SBA's loan programs, surety bonds and the role of SBA, equity capital topics, special purpose loans, SBA partner topics and 7(a) lender programs. Though the SBA does not provide grants to help you start a business, included is information on organizations and sites that can assist you in locating special purpose grants select companies that meet the challenge presented in the call for proposals may apply for.