Small Business and Educational Resources

For additional information and resources, please visit the following websites:

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Free business consulting advice

Small Business Administration Business planning guide and many other resources

SCORE of Western Massachusetts Service Corps of retired executives. Free consulting, workshops, and other assistance

Springfield Chamber of Commerce for Pioneer Valley businesses

Nolo Press Publisher of legal self-help books

Scibelli Enterprise Center Business incubator and support services in Springfield, MA

Massachusetts Secretary of State Starting a Business Resources Great links

Pioneer Institute's Guides to Navigating through Regulations and Licensing Requirements in 11 Massachusetts Cities Useful roadmaps through municipal red tape

Kauffman Foundation, Entrpreneurship.org Provides a wide array of links and resources for entrepreneurs, from broad policy issues to specific operational matters

Wall Street Journal Small Business Resources A wealth of interesting materials for small business

Inc. Magazine Content from the magazine

Entrepreneur Magazine Content from the magazine

Business Insurance.org Despite the name, this site provides lots if useful information about various aspects of managing a small business

Business Reference Tools Links to an array of resources in economics, trade, finance, marketing, etc. for your business

Bplans.com A very handy site with sample business plans, a nice business plan template and other resources

Questions? Contact the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at 413-796-2030.