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National nonprofit agency cites resources for small businesses

April 21, 2003

The National Association for the Self-Employed, a national nonprofit advocacy association for the smallest of small businesses, says more resources than ever are available to small businesses - many of them on the Internet.

Here are examples of the most popular kinds of resources small businesses are seeking out online, by topic:

  • How to protect your business. The Better Business Bureau home page at www.bbb.org

  • How to find financing for your business. The Small Business Administration home page at www.sbaonline.sba.gov

  • How to keep updated on small-business issues. The Thomas Legislative Information page offers information on all congressional bills that affect the self-employed at thomas.loc.gov

  • How to find other small businesses. Through online directories such as Small Business Showcase - www.sbshow.com - you can search by category, business name or geographic location.

  • How to find small-business resource listings. The National Association for the Self-Employed web site at www.nase.org continues to offer one of the most comprehensive sites for the smallest of small businesses.



Reviewed as one of the top sites on the World Wide Web for small business, the site was recently cited by the online version of the New York Times.

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"The NASE site offers a look at virtually every kind of resource a small business or self-employed individual could need," said Elaine Smith-Poyourow, a representative in Maryland.

"Entrepreneurs can find the answer to just about any question on small business and entrepreneurs, plus they can get a rundown on benefits available to the self-employed."

For more detailed information about the benefits available for the self-employed, call Smith-Poyourow at 240-432-3171.

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