Small Business Resources Report This library contains valuable resource documents and tutorials to help entrepreneurs reach their goals. 2022 Texas Business Licenses & Permits This comprehensive permit guide offers a listing of state permits that may be required for persons desiring to operate a business enterprise in the state. The Governor's Small Business Resource PortalThis important tool offers a customized list of useful business resources to assist you in starting or growing your business in Texas. 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.Check List SBA-Bank Financing A check list of required papers to be obtained from applicants for SBA-Bank Financing. Source: Small Business Administration (SBA). Forms of Business Organization A detailed description of the various forms of business ownership and their respective pros and cons. Source: www.kcsourcelink.com. SBA Loan Programs A list of all the available Small Business Loans. Source: Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA Loans Explained Information on various types of loans sponsored by SBA. 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). SBA Resources for Veterans Skills for Small Business How to Write a Business Plan This outline may be used to help you attain a better understanding of the business planning process. Source: Small Business Administration (SBA). Loan Checklist Before you request a loan, make sure you have collected all the required documents for your loan application. 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). Government Contracting Basics Tips to help you work with the federal, State of Texas and local governments. https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-guide 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). Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) SCORE - "Counselors to America's Small Business" - is a non-profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Richardson Chamber of Commerce has a SCORE counselor for entrepreneurs or small business owners. Meetings are by appointment only, on Tuesday mornings at the Chamber office. To schedule an appointment, please call 972-792-2800. Dallas SCORE Provides free business assistance to residents of Dallas and other North Texas cities. Phone: 214-987-9491 Fax: 214-987-9279 Website: https://dallas.score.org/ North Texas Small Business Development Center Network The NTSBDC promotes small business success by providing management education. It assists small businesses in creating jobs and economic growth by utilizing the elements of quality counseling and training, community involvement and the leveraging of resources. Local SBDC field centers are: Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center Hosted by the Dallas County Community College District Phone: 214-860-5859 Website: www.dallasmetropolitansbdc.com Collin County Small Business Development Center Hosted by Collin County Community College District Director: Marta Gomez Frey Phone: 972-985-3770 Website: www.collinsbdc.com Minority Business Development Agency www.mbda.gov Part of the Department of Commerce, it fosters minority-owned businesses. Internal Revenue Service www.irs.gov/businesses/small A resource from the IRS for small businesses and the self-employed. Department of Labor https://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/osdbu/sbrefa/ The Department of Labor's small-business resource center. Entrepreneurship.org http://www.entrepreneurship.org/ The site has a vast amount of content for entrepreneurs, policy makers, investors, mentors and researchers/academics. Factoring Explained http://www.factoring.net/ Helps business owners understand how factoring works. Credit Card Insider https://www.creditcardinsider.com/credit-cards/business/ Educational resource on business credit cards. Business Encyclopedia https://www.shopify.com/encyclopedia Educational resource for all things business related. Updated March 2023.