Tools and Resources to Assist Entrepreneurs/Small Business Owners
From business plan templates to tools to help you utilize different website marketing strategies, this section features practical tools and resources to help you start or manage your business. Many of the resources found here are in .pdf format, which can be viewed with Adobe Reader. Click hereto download Adobe Reader for free.
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Thinking through your business idea carefully and putting together a solid business plan is essential for every entrepreneur. This is true whether or not you need to raise money to start up your business—even if you don’t need to approach a bank or other lender, putting your business plan into writing is a key step in the path to success. Here you’ll find a sample business plan, a detailed outline, and several worksheets to walk you through this vital process. Get Started»
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These free easy-to-use Crowdfunding Tools from EquityNet* are designed to help companies less than four years old analyze valuate their businesses before they engage investors. Both tools are based on the company’s patented Enterprise Analyzer™ technology. The Startup Risk Calculator helps entrepreneurs better understand their business risk and improve their odds of business success. The Startup Valuation Calculator helps entrepreneurs estimate, compare, and better understand their business valuation. Click here to access both tools»
For more information about crowdfunding, download this free PDF explaining the birth and growth of the crowdfunding industry.
*EquityNet recently received a perfect 5-star rating by Crowdfunding Website Reviews. The independent review rated EquityNet as the number one crowdfunding support service website. The company has been recognized by Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Bloomberg, Worth Magazine, CNET, and other journals as the inventor and pioneer of equity crowdfunding.
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If WESST can’t help you, we’ll point you in the direction of sources who can. On this page you’ll find links to a variety of resources to assist entrepreneurs: from online business magazines such as Entrepreneur and Business Week to Harvard Business Review blogs and resources specifically for women business owners. Check out this list of free small business resources»