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FORMING & STRUCTURING YOUR BUSINESS ENTITY

Getting Started
IbisWorld's Best Industries to Start or Buy a Business
Inc.'s Best Industries to Start or Buy a Business
Countries Favorable & Unfavorable for Business Ventures

DBA (Doing Business As) Registration & Publishing
$30 DBA - provides registration and publishing services and seems to be one of the cheapest that can handle all of the requirements.
Chamber of Commerce Journal - provides registration and publishing services and seems to be able handle all of the requirements.
Yelp - source to other providers of dba registration and publishing services.
AV Press - to make sure you are aware of the latest requirement recently enacted in California.

Incorporation Services
Free Registered Agent - provides low filing cost and no cost for resident agent service for the first year.

Bookkeeping Software
XERO Accounting Software
Sage Accounting Software
QuickBooks Accounting Software

FINDING BUSINESSES FOR SALE

Targeting Industries & Specific Companies
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System Search to look up SIC code for any type of business
SIC Code Manual Online
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to look up NAICS code for any type of business
NAICS Code Manual Online
Convert SIC Codes to NAICS Codes
Free unlimited access to US Census Data
RMA - Risk Management Associates (Formally Robert Morris Associates) Annual Statement Studies
RMA eStatement Tutorial
BizStats - Alternative to RMA Annual Statement Studies

Associations - Business & Trade
Boogar - links to more than 1000 trade and other business associations; with separate listings for the following industries; retail trade, marketing, cable & telecom, digital technology, media & broadcast, home electronics, venture capital, management, marketing, advocacy, chambers of commerce, business councils, technology councils, and convention bureaus.
Chambers of Commerce - online source for local Chambers
International Chamber of Commerce Online
US Chamber of Commerce Online
Crains Business and Trade Publications
Encyclopedia of Associations

Businesses Brokers - US National
They all claim to be the biggest, best and most professional. Have fun.
Ascend Strategic Partners
BBN-Business Brokers Network
FNBC-First National Business Corporation
Growthink
IBBA-International Business Brokers Association
NBB M&A Advisors
National Business Brokers
Sunbelt Business Brokers
VR Business Brokers

Businesses Brokers - State - California
BizBen.com

Businesses Brokers - International
NBB M&A Advisors
BizBuySell.com
Bizilla.com
BusinessesForSale.com

Databases & Directories - Online
Finding names and contact information of providers of services, goods and materials that you might want to acquire
InfoUSA
Manta
Marigold Data
Melissa Data
ThomasNet

Investment Bankers
Access to 68 Investment Banking Firms

Publications - Classified Ads
Wall Street Journal Classifieds
Entrepreneur Magazine Classifieds

FINANCE BY TYPE & SOURCE

Alternative Financing
BizFi
Lendio

Angel Investor Groups
Boogar-Angels - links to more than 30 Angel Investor Groups plus a brief description of the investment preferences of each source. Then just click on the name of any angel investor group and it links you directly to the group’s website.

AngelList

Asset-Based Lenders & Factors
1st Commercial Credit
iBank
Goodman Factors
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
J&D Financial

252 Sources of Asset-Based Funding in USA & Canada

 
Purchase Order Financing
Goodman Factors
Surge Capital - Financing for large orders to be imported to the United States;

Surge Capital works with middlemen who get products manufactured overseas and sell to big retailers. A hot new item can create the need for more capital than the foreign manufacturer can commit to meet huge orders. Surge Capital can fill this gap by providing funding directly to the manufacturer.

Credit Card Sales (projected)

AMEX Merchant Financing - Unsecured Access to Immediate Capital - Financing against anticipated credit card sales;
Forwardline - Financing against anticipated credit card sales;

Based upon the history of credit card sales over the past several months, a loan is made for an amount that can be repaid from an agreed upon fraction of future credit card sales. The deductions are made automatically each time the vendor accepts a credit card payment.

Credit Insurers - absorb risk making loans possible through risk-averse lenders such as banks
FCIA Management
American International Group (AIG)
Atradius Trade Credit Insurance
Coface North American (Paris)
Eumer Hermes ACI (Paris)
QBE Trade Credit (Australia)

Crowd Funding
Unique Internet-based sources of relatively small amounts of seed, start-up & early stage funding; List your company or start-up idea and site visitors pledge money to get you up and running in exchange for your online offer to them.
Rockethub
Kickstarter
Idiegogo
Crowd Funding Road Map

Government Loans & Grants
Federal Grants – consolidated access and application to all grant making agencies
SBA Loans – access and navigation assistance to obtaining a loan through the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Investment Bankers
Access to 68 Investment Banking Firms

PIK Lenders
Alcentra
Benchbrook Capital
Endevor Capital
Falcon Investment Advisors
IFE Mezzanine
Merion Investment Partners
MezzVest
Midwest Mezzanine Funds
Northwestern Mutual Capital
Oquendo Capital
Pine Street Capital Partners
Tecum Capital PartnersTecum Capital Partners
Vulcan Capital Management

Private Equity Companies
Boogar-Private Equity links to more than 160 Private Equity Firms;

Plus a brief description of the investment preferences of each source. Then just click on the name of any private equity firm and it links you directly to the firm’s website.

Real Estate Mortgages - Commercial
Real Estate Commercial Mortgages - links to 60 Commercial Real Estate Lenders

Search Funds or Search Funding
Harvard Business School
Stanford Business School

Unsecured Business Loans
Unsecured Solutions

Unsecured Start-up Loans
Unsecured Solutions

Venture Capital
Boogar - Venture Capital - US - links to more than 525 US based Venture Capital Firms;

Plus a brief description of the investment preferences of each source. Then just click on the name of any venture capital firm and it links you directly to the firm’s website.

Boogar - Venture Capital - Europe - links to more than 100 Europe based Venture Capital Firms;

Plus a brief description of the investment preferences of each source. Then just click on the name of any venture capital firm and it links you directly to the firm’s website.
Boogar - Venture Capital - Canada links to more than 30 Canada based Venture Capital Firms;

Plus a brief description of the investment preferences of each source. Then just click on the name of any venture capital firm and it links you directly to the firm’s website.

HUMAN RESOURCES & NETWORKING

Outsourcing

Job Descriptions
HR Village - Get a job description for virtually any position you might want to fill or create within your company.

Virtual Assistants Worldwide
Amazon Mechanical Turk Get a virtual assistant willing to bid for the privilege of fulfilling your needs.

Networking Websites & Groups
Facebook
Linkedin
Linkedin Groups - Deal Flow Source Group
Linkedin Consulting Groups - Consultants Group
Linkedin M&A Groups - Consultants Sub-Group Mergers & Acquisitions
Start, Buy or Build Your Own Business
MySpace
Orkut
Plaxo
Ryze
Youtube
Go Big Network - a Network of Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Business Professionals):
20 Social Networking Sites for Business Professionals - Billed as the Best of the 20 Social Networking Sites
Fast Pitch Networking
Cofoundr
Partnerup
Loopdesk
eFactor
eConnect at Entrepreneur

PURCHASING

Raw Materials, Components Parts, Goods & Services
For finding sources for raw materials, component parts, goods and services
InfoUSA
Manta
Marigold Data
Melissa Data
ThomasNet

Physical Locations for In-person Shopping
Costco - Great source of near wholesale prices on a good selection of business supplies and lesser selection of personal type items
Fry's - Great source of relatively low prices on a great selection of business electronics items and personal large & small appliances
Sam's Club - Great source of near wholesale prices on a good selection of business supplies and lesser selection of personal type items
Walmart - Great physical source of relatively low prices on a good selection of business and personal type items

SPECIALIZED RESEARCH TOOLS

Government Research Tools
Bureau of Labor Statistics – complete access to labor statistics throughout the United States
CommerceConnect is a One-Stop Touch Point for Business Assistance. The CommerceConnect network includes a national call center, a web portal, a Michigan field office, a Gulf Coast regional partnership, and cross-trained specialists in U.S. Department of Commerce field offices across the country.
Federal Grants – consolidated access and application to all grant making agencies
Federal Procurement and Contract Set Asides is a single point of entry for procurement
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - to get answers to most tax related and Affordable Care Act questions
Canada Corporate Tax Rates
Canada Individual Tax Rates
Government Printing Office for reprints of virtually any government document
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System Search to look up SIC code for any type of business
SIC Code Manual Online
Small Business Administration (SBA)
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to look up NAICS code for any type of business
NAICS Code Manual Online
Convert SIC Codes to NAICS Codes
Free unlimited access to US Census Data
US Postal Service (USPS)
ZIP Code Look-up

Indices
eJournals index of online journals
JournalSeek index of online journals

These are truly amazing resources – TRY THEM!

They put you one click away from virtually every business related online journal published anywhere in the world.

If messages are not in English, look for the English tab or button to convert. Even if you don’t know what journal you are looking for, browse the index for mental stimulation.

Internet Business Research Websites
BizStats
Berinstein Research
Free Edgar
Hoovers
Lexis Nexis

Internet Search Engines
About
All Business
Alta Vista
AOL
Ask
B2B Yellow Pages
BizWiz
Business
Dogpile
Excite
Google
Hotbot
Info
Infoseek
Lycos
Manta
Metacrawler
Monstercrawler
MSN
Real2Business
Webcrawler
Yahoo
Zapdata
Zoom

Private Research Tools
BizStats - Alternative to RMA Annual Statement Studies
InfoTree's Business Periodicals Index
Chambers of Commerce - online source for local Chambers
International Chamber of Commerce Online
US Chamber of Commerce Online/
Directory of Corporate Affiliations
Directory of Directories
Dun & Bradstreet Online
Encyclopedia of Associations
Inflation - Everything you want to know about inflation; month-by-month; year-by-year
International Directory of Corporate Affiliations
Moody's Manuals
National Retail Federation
New York Times Index
RMA - Risk Management Associates (Formally Robert Morris Associates) Annual Statement Studies
RMA eStatement Tutorial
Standard & Poors
Standard Rate and Data Service - a market analysis must whether or not you advertise on TV
eSources - low cost B2B sourcing of materials, goods & services
US Industrial Outlook
Wall Street Journal Index

 

GLOBAL COMMERCE UTILITIES & CONVERTERS

Currency Conversion
Greenwich Currency Converter
Oanda Currency Converter - Current exchange rate between any two currencies used on the planet

Time Conversion
Time & Date World Clock - gives your local time and local time any place on the planet. Also many other time related functions and accessories.
Greenwich Mean Time - gives current Greenwich Mean Time, your local time and local time any place on the planet.

Weather
WunderGround - gives current weather and a five day forecast for anywhere in the US. For International weather - scroll down the left side panel.

E-Commerce

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WHY LET THE “BIG BOYS” HAVE ALL THE FUN?

According to a recent article in the LA Times Business Section, private equity firms are awash with cash for the purchase of companies that either...