"How to" Resources
to full-text articles and publications
Calculator -- a means to calculate the volume of sales at
which variable and fixed costs are recovered
Forms & Letters -- blank copies of standard forms and
letters useful for small businesses.
Flow Forecasting With Spreadsheets
Fund Rate Sheet
the Enterprise Development Web Site--topical categories
include entrepreneurship, incubators, and microcredit. Site listings
are extensively annotated and rated.
Handbook Online--basic starting point for anyone wanting to
find out about franchise opportunities.
Free Business Plan Template
Online-- the small business magazine provides here copies of
some of its articles, but also information above and beyond the
articles. The stuff that didn't fit includes case studies, interactive
worksheets, product information, demos of software and shareware.
Business Taxes -- download business tax forms and get answers
to tax questions.
Iowa Department of Economic Development: Entrepreneurial Resources
Small Business Development Agency
Foundation for Women Business Owners
A Legal Overview
Business Plans--though really there's a lot more than just
business plans at this award-winning site for the would-be
entrepreneur, including a whole business-planning resource center, an
ask an expert feature, marketing plans, advice on international
business, and more.
(Service Corps of Retired Executives)--free business advice, by
e-mail; or get one on one help with a business advisor.
Small Business Knowledge Base--The Small Business Knowledge
Base is a comprehensive free resource of small business information.
Packed with hundreds of guides and worksheets, it includes marketing,
financial management and more.
A Business In Iowa -- information about everything you need to
do to start a business in Iowa.