Small Business Guide

In times of economic stress, many downsized or underemployed workers make the move to entrepreneurship. Whether you’re contemplating the self-employment route from necessity or fulfilling a lifelong dream, these resources will help you do your research!

Small Business Loans

Small Business Loan Programs  – information from AboutMoney on various types of government programs


“How to Finance a Business” video


Information About Starting or Expanding a Business


Small Business Resource Center  – Get answers to how-to questions about starting and running your own business. Find sample business plans, articles from business magazines and e-books on management.


SCORE – SCORE’s mission is to “foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.”


Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development – facts and news about the current business climate in Tennessee


Small Business Development Centers – provides a myriad of services for you to take advantage of like free confidential counseling as well as training seminars, both public and private, on many business related topics.


Steps in Starting Your Own Business – from The Riley Guide, “… the Web’s premier gateway to job, career, and education information sources available online.”  – ideas, information, and inspiration