Whether you’re incorporating a business in Delaware, or creating a limited liability company, or just trying to find information on how to keep your existing business thriving, there are many useful sites to help you out. The links that follow are a few that we’ve found.
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- Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Find out all the current statistics including unemployment rates, consumer price index and productivity indexes.
A savvy and personable site which includes a considerable amount of information about designing your business webpages to make it both easy for people to find and use the pages. In addition to being a repository of a wealth of material regarding marketing and promotion on the internet, the search engine optimization and usability expert who runs Cre8pc.com performs professional usability and optimization evaluation and testing of sites at reasonable rates.
- Chillling Effects Clearinghouse
A joint venture by some of the top law schools in the country, the Chilling Effects Clearing house discusses important issues involving online rights, and protection of intellectual property, covering areas such as copyright, trademarks, domain names, and patents.
The web site of Larry D. Sullivan, esq., is filled with information about the laws and courts of the State of Delaware. Mr. Sullivan’s practice includes Corporate Formation Law, Wills and Estates, and other legal matters. His Delaware Law Office weblog focuses upon changes in the legal landscape of Delaware and the United States.
- Delphion Intellectual Property Network (From IBM)
This site offers free search access to IBM’s database of patent filings.
- Eventuring.org (opens in new window)
Covers the whole range from inspiration to perspiration and how to put them both to work. Sponsored by the Kaufman Fund.
Over 150 bulletin board systems and searchable databases operated by the U.S. Government.
An invaluable resource for musicians, and bands who would like to learn more about the independant music scene, and the many resources available to them.
- IRS.Gov - Starting A Business
The Internal Revenue Service has put together a Small Business and Self Employed Community. One of the pages within the community is their page on the many legal requirements involved in starting a business. A visit to these pages provides an insightful guide to many of the tax obligations one will be faced with when becoming an employer, and earning profits in your own business.
- Kelly Search
A very useful business-to-business search engine. You can also use it to find information about many businesses.
- My Own Business, Inc.
A free internet course on how to start up your own business. One of the best sites I've seen on the web for coming up with a business plan. There's a lot of information and many suggestions on their pages, and a good number of online and offline activities. It could take more than a few hours to work through all of the material that they include. But if you're serious about starting your own business, the time that you spend on their site might be one of the best investments in your business that you can make.
- Office of Women’s Business Ownership - (Small Business Administration)
Check out the Outside Resources (Hotlist) section for women's business links. There are some truly wonderful sites online for women in business. The Office of Women's Business Ownership has done a good job of finding many of them.
Provides information on common scams and frauds. Specializing in OFFSHORE fraud schemes. Very light and airy site that takes a sometimes humorous look at a very serious subject.
- A Small Business Directory
is an interesting site from a number of online businesses who have joined together in the Creative Enterprises Network. Their community is an excellent example of what can happen when a number of small and home based businesses work together to share ideas and resources.
- Small Business Administration (SBA) On-Line
SBA programs, field offices, business development services government contracting opportunities and more.
The Tax Prophet is a Tax Attorney in San Francisco. He provides some enlightening articles regarding obscure IRS rules and regulations. Useful advice for the foreign investor in the United States.
4,500 engineering, consulting, construction and manufacturing companies are members of TechSavvy.com. This is a business to business linking site that you can register with for full access. The site is free. This site can help you find suppliers nationwide. There is a comprehensive listing of trade associations and the entire site is searchable. This site is backed by AT&T and has all of the slick HTML tricks and glossy images you would expect from that giant.
- The Thomas Register
A good listing of American Manufacturers; you can register your business for free at their site. Interested in going into a retailing business? This is a great place to find information about manufacturers of many products. In addition to this online version, print copies of the Thomas Register are available in many libraries.
- U.S. Business Advisor
The one-stop electronic link to government for business. Includes information about financial assistance, labor assistance, regulatory assistance, trade assistance and news affecting businesses.
- useit.com: Jakob Nielsen's Website
Jakob Nielson knows web interface design. Reading through some of his bi-weekly alertbox columns on web usability will quickly bring you up to speed on many of the issues that limit the internet as a place to do business. Armed with this information, you can avoid many mistakes that others have made.
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Provides information, forms and advice regarding Trademarks and Trademark Law. This site also provides a free search of the Pending and Current trademark files of the USPTO. Please remember to search the EXPIRED marks. Since first use in interstate commerce is used to establish trademark rights these expired marks may be important as well. If you need a professional search done, or just want to talk with a non-attorney expert in the area, please visit Government Liaison Services.
While you’re here, take advantage of our links to see how other states have set up their home pages, and how they regulate the incorporation process. Be sure to check the regulations for each state in which you will be doing business. Registration as a foreign corporation is the law in all fifty states.