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Business Planning: Home

This LibGuide serves as an introduction to the strategies and resources for exploring the legal problems faced by entrepreneurs during the early stages of start-up and operation.

Start Ups

Information for Small Business/SEC

This website provides information from the SEC for small companies on their legal obligations when they sell securities and on their financial and other reporting obligations when their securities are publicly traded.

Wall Street Journal - How To Guide

The Wall Street Journal's reporters and columnists provide this Small Business How-To Guide.

Small Business Resource Center - provides a Small Business Resource Center that provides useful resources to new business owners.

Wall Street Journal Weekly Podcasts on Small Biz

Insights for starting and running a small business, from the Wall Street Journal and Startup Journal and experts in areas such as management and finance.


Entrepreneurship Law provides up-to-date information and materials on the legal issues that entrepreneurs face in setting up and running a new business.

SBA Email Subscriptions

Subscribe to free Small Business Association email updates:

Sign up to receive free e-mails to keep up to date on issues important to running a business. Select from a variety of topics such starting a business, financing, taxes, operating a home-based business and much more.

How to Subscribe

Visit the e-mail subscription page.

You will be taken through a series of pages where you can select the business topics that you wish to be notified about when information is updated. You also have the opportunity to sign up from updates from partner websites. You will be notified immediately when new updates are available. You also have the option to suspend receiving updates when you are way from e-mail for an extended period. Please note that some topics may not be updated as frequently as others.

The New Entrepreneur Blog


Starting a Business

The IRS has compiled a listing of Internet sites for basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business, as well as information to assist in making basic business decisions.

Wall Street Journal - Running a Small Business


Inc. provides tips on writing a business plan, running a home-based business, and getting a company off the ground.


New York Times Small Business


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