Resources for Starting and Running a Small Business

Tools, info, templates and more

There are a lot of sources of information for starting, running, and marketing a small business – we compiled a list of the sites that were helpful with our small business. Whether you are starting or running a business, here are a few resources for Small Business Owners.

The list below has useful info, resources, tools, and templates pertaining to business setup, business management, and marketing. ​

Business Setup and Management Resources –

U.S. Small Business Administration –

Federal agency that helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses (their mission statement). The site has useful info and templates for starting and running a small business – click here to check out their Business Guide.

Score –

Non-profit that provides free mentors, webinars, and tools for Small Businesses. There are a lot of useful templates on their website – including templates for business plans and templates for finance, marketing, sales, and management. Click here to view the templates.


Our Nation’s tax collector agency has a useful list of resources related to starting a small business by state from doing business to taxation, click here to view their site.

Fit Small Business –

A digital resource for small business owners that includes a variety of topics that are relevant to small business owners – including topics related to Marketing, Employees, Finance, HR, Technology and more. Visit their site for more info.

LLC University –

Online education resource by state, includes steps and resources for starting a LLC. Visit their site for more info.Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration –State agency offers an online starting a business guide related to state taxes related to small businesses – to view it, click here.

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center –

University of Arkansas program funded partly by the Small Business Administration offers new business classes, resources, and more. Click here to visit their website.

Quickbooks –

Every entrepreneur needs a CPA, but for daily/weekly/monthly bookkeeping and payroll, QuickBooks Online provides several options for bookkeeping on the go. Click here to see a list of their monthly plan options.

MileIQ –

App by Microsoft that is downloaded to your smart phone and it tracks personal and business mileage also generates weekly and monthly reports. To visit their website, click here.

Marketing –

Vistaprint –

A company that helps small business with custom marketing including products, search engine optimization, and websites. Click here for more info.

Yahoo Small Business –

Offers webinars, info, websites, search engine optimization, hosting and more. Click here to visit their site.

Vonage –

VOIP phone service offering cloud-based and/or phone systems for small business owners that offers a virtual receptionist, extensions, local and toll-free numbers, and mobile access. Click here to view their site.

Social Media Presence –

How to Set-up a Facebook Page

How to Set-up a LinkedIn Company Page