Start-Up Library

This library contains valuable resource documents and tutorials to help entrepreneurs reach their goals.
About SBIR Grants
Description of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program as outlined by SBA.
Source: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Basic Business Plan Outline
A brief outline used to help aspiring entrepreneurs compose a business plan
Source: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Financial Worksheets
Find templates for financial worksheets on the Collin County SBDC website
Source: Collin County SBDC
A check list of required papers to be obtained from applicants for SBA-Bank Financing
Source: Small Business Administration (SBA)
A detailed description of the various forms of business ownership and their respective pros and cons

Key Points to Borrowing Money
An outline of the key factors a bank uses to analyze a potential borrower
Source: Collin County SBDC
A list of all the available Small Business Loans  
Source: Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA Loan Descriptions

Information on various types of loans sponsored by SBA, their purpose, requirements, and terms
Source: Collin County SBDC
Types of Funding - Explained
Different types of funding to help you identify which funding is best for your business
Source: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Tutorial Video Library

Guide to Starting a Business 
This tutorial may be used to help you determine your readiness for starting a small business, provide an overview of basic small business principles, and introduce you to key SBA resources.
Source: Small Business Administration (SBA)

How to Write a Business Plan
This tutorial may be used to help you attain a better understanding of the business planning process.
Source: Small Business Administration (SBA)

How to Prepare a Loan Package 
This tutorial may be used to help you prepare a loan package for a lender and also explains how a lender will evaluate your loan request. At the end, you will be provided with access to resources that can assist you in preparing a loan request.
Source: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Marketing 101
This tutorial explains to you what marketing is and why it is important, how to conduct marketing research, develop a marketing plan and successful strategies, and provides access to quality resources.
Source: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Crime Prevention
This tutorial defines the issues and describes why crime prevention is so critically important to small businesses. It outlines practical steps that can be taken by a small business to prevent potential crimes.
Source: Small Business Administration (SBA)

A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts
This tutorial provides an overview of the Federal buying market, and explains how and where to find information about government contracting rules. It also describes how to find Federal contract opportunities and sell to the government.
Source: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Visit these Web sites for more resources:

The business link to the U.S. government, it provides information about taxes, regulations, workplace issues and more. The site now has an online community for small businesses.

Minority Business Development Agency
Part of the Department of Commerce, it fosters minority-owned businesses

Internal Revenue Service
A resource from the IRS for small businesses and the self-employed

Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's small-business resource center 
The site has a vast amount of content for entrepreneurs, policy makers, investors, mentors, and researchers/academics.
Factoring Explained 
Helps business owners understand how factoring works
Educational resource on business credit cards
Business Encyclopedia
Educational resource for all things business related 
Updated 4/18/2016 REDP 

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