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This category is for non profit, educational and trade associations that inform, enable the support the development and maintenance of Small Businesses.

While Small Business Development Centers, SBDC''s, offer many services to small business, individual centers service a local or regional area, and should be found in their proper Regional category.

Please submit your association''s name as the title of the site. Keep your descriptions as specific and as short as possible. Factual descriptions are appreciated, marketing hype will be deleted.

This category is for non profit, educational and trade associations that inform, enable the support the development and maintenance of Small Businesses. General Business and Commerce Associations that deal specifically with business within a locality, such as a local chamber of commerce, should be found at that locality's regional business category. General Business and Commerce Associations that deal specifically with business within a country, should be found at that country's regional business category, for example: Regional/North_America/Canada/Business_and_Economy/Associations/ General Business and Commerce Associations that deal with business between nations, should be found at Business/International_Business_and_Trade/Associations Industry Specific Associations are found as a subcategory of the Industry such as Business/Industries/(Insert Industry Name)/Associations

Please submit only sites which describe the purpose, scope, and components of a business plan, or which offer advice or other self-help resources for writing a business plan.

For quicker placement in the directory please follow these Submission Tips:

Title: Name of Business or Organization

Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site without the use of hype, personal pronouns, or repetitive terms.

Business plans are strategic documents which detail: the nature of a business and its key goals; the marketing plan; the financial management strategy; and the management plan for a business venture. The Business Plans category includes:

  • Sites discussing the purpose, scope, or key components of a business plan, and
  • Sites offering tools or advice for the preparation of a plan
  • Enterprises offering consulting services specific to business plans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This category is for professional advisers who offer general consulting services to small and medium-sized business.

If your consultancy is not targeted toward small businesses and/or specializes in a particular industry or operational area, find the best category under Business/Business_Services/Consulting/

If you submit any other site to this category that does not meet the above criteria, it will not get reviewed .

Professional advisers who offer consultation, criticism or constructive feedback, improvement services, or other advice to Small Business or small business owners or managers. This category is NOT marketers, developers, opportunity offers or any solicitations to small businesses outside of the realm of professional advice.
*** THIS IS NOT A CATEGORY FOR INDIVIDUAL BUSINESSES ***

This category is for websites containing a guide or list of web sites and/or resources, not websites of individual businesses. "Directories are compilation of websites containing comprehensive indexes or lists of general business resources, companies, and company related information."

Users should be able to visit the listed directories and obtain information pertaining to Small Business.

Individual businesses, business referral agencies etc should be submitted to their respective categories.

If your website is not a web directory DO NOT submit it to this category.

Directories are compilation of websites containing comprehensive indexes or lists of general business resources, companies, and company related information. They are usually searchable. A web directory is like a phonebook, lists resources. Usually, web directories will list other websites, businesses or service providers and all data is categorized in searchable categories or indexes. Users should be able to visit the listed directories and obtain information about websites pertaining to Small Business.
Please submit only websites that offer educational resources for small businesses. If your website is not targeting small businesses, submit to /Business/Education_and_Training/Education/. If your website has a local targeting are (e.g. only in Sydney, Australia) you should submit to the most appropriate corresponding regional category (e.g. /Regional/Oceania/Australia/Business_and_Economy/etc).
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Resources for financing small businesses are often found at the local level. This category is for national resources on small business finance. See the link to Regions/US if seeking small business finance. We suggest that you look within your local region for financial institutions, especially ones with whom you can have face to face discussions.

Please submit only resource-based sites containing advice, information, or online tools for setting up and effectively managing a home office.

Sites generally not listed in this category include:

The Home Office category is a resource-based category which includes sites containing advice, information, or online tools for setting up and effectively managing a home office.

Please submit sites for companies which provide marketing and advertising services specifically for the unique needs of small businesses.

The Small Business Marketing and Advertising category includes marketing and advertising businesses who specifically serve the unique needs of small businesses. This includes companies that:

  • Market small businesses through print and other advertising media
  • Perform analysis of small business markets
  • Create promotional items specifically for small businesses

For quicker placement in the directory please follow these Submission Tips:

Title: Name of Publication or Organization

Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site without the use of hype, personal pronouns, or repetitive terms.

The Small Business News and Media category covers news services, television or radio programs, newspapers, magazines, and e-zines which deal exclusively with small business topics.
"A Resources directory is analogous to the Reference Room of a library."

Resource sites typically include general information about a topic, and provide directories, FAQs, chats and forums, publications etc.

The primary purpose of a resource site should NOT be to sell a product or service, but to provide information and help.

Please submit your company''s name as the title of the site. Keep your descriptions as specific and as short as possible. Factual descriptions are appreciated, marketing hype will be deleted.

No site is guaranteed placement in the Open Directory, any site that is still under construction, submitted to multiple inappropriate categories, using multiple URL''s for multiple submissions, consisting primarily of affiliate links to products, or is a just "cookie cutter front door" store, will be rejected.

"A Resources directory is analogous to the Reference Room of a library." ie. resources which are of use to Small Business owners.

Please submit only sites that focus on the topic of starting a small business.

Sites generally not listed in this category include:

The Start Up category lists sites focused on the topic of starting a small business.

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