START UP RESOURCES

Published on August th, 2011

 Photo taken by Grisha Enikolopov

BUSINESS PLAN GUIDE / TEMPLATE

Not every business needs to follow this template precisely.  This is just a useful guide for organizing your thoughts and helping you account for most of the factors that will effect your business.

 

FORMING AN LLC IN PENNSYLVANIA

Here is a step-by-step guide to forming an LLC in Pennsylvania along with links to the required forms.

 

THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (PHILLY DISTRICT)

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions: Access To Capital, Entrepreneurial Development, Government Contracting, and Advocacy.

 

WOMEN’S SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), formed in 1995, fosters the development and retention of successful business by delivering resources that enable individuals to start new businesses and grow existing ones. WBDC facilitates the relationship between corporations, government and women-owned businesses to provide growth and sustainability through our Women’s Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-sNJ, a marketing, procurement and certification assistance council.

 

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The mission of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware is to provide substantive support in advocating, developing, and promoting Black-owned businesses in both public and private sector forums.  The AACC promotes the vision, the voice, and the value of Black business ownership in the Delaware Valley.

 

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