Affinity Lab in DC offers a venue for new businesses and nonprofits to establish themselves and grow. http://bit.ly/9ganaJ
9 ways small nonprofits and businesses can get more results from Twitter! http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/9-ways-to-get-more-from-twitter/
Dress Code Policies: Regardless of industry, almost all businesses with employees have some form of a dress code policy. When creating a dress code policy for your business, apply your policy equally to all employees. Unfair dress code policies are considered discriminatory and may be grounds for a lawsuit. http://commun...ity2.business.
gov/t5/Business-Law-Advisor/ Dress-Code-Policies/ba-p/_mmc=GovDelivery- 14727#A327?cm _-020310-_-weekly-_-community
To help you plan and manage your small business and self-employed tax obligations throughout the year, the IRS provides a tax calendar online: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/
Some small businesses view access to credit as a major problem in 2010: http://thehiringsite.
careerbuilder.com/2010/01/13/ small-businesses-report-on-acc ess-to-credit-2010-challenges- in-new-careerbuilder-survey/
Use a small business kitchen incubator to help you start your food related business: http://www.businessweek.com/
Here are some thoughts on choosing the right name for your new business: http://www.businessweek.com/
How to Grow a Small Business: What every entrepreneur needs to know about identifying new business ...opportunities, consumers and economic risks before jumping into the marketplace. Read more: http://www.poder360.com/
Small Business Grants 101: An Overview of Grants Available from the Federal Government - http://community2.business.gov/t5/Small-Business-Cents/Grants-101-An-Overview-of-Grants-Available-from-the-Federal/ba-p/16067?cm_mmc=GovDelivery-_-022410-_-weekly-_-community
Dealing With What Your Business Planning Didn't Expect: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/The-Industry-Word/ Dealing-With-What-Your-Busines s-Planning-Didn-t-Expect/ba-p/_mmc=GovDelivery-_- 15975?cm 022410-_-weekly-_-community
New Business Entities Guides at Business.gov that provide in-depth information about how sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, S Corporations, LLCs, non profits, and cooperatives are formed and taxed, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. http://business.gov/register/
incorporation/?cm..._mmc= GovDelivery-_-022410-_-weekly-ernal _-int
Small Business Survival: Last Chance Lifelines for Keeping your Business Afloat: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/Small-Business-Matters/ Small-Business-Survival-Last- Chance-Lifelines-for-Keeping-ba-p/15847?cm_mmc= your/ GovDelivery-_-022410-_-weekly- _-community
How to Legally Protect Your Business Name on a Local, State, National, and International Level: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/Business-Law-Advisor/ How-to-Legally-Protect-Your- Business-Name-on-a-Local-6391?cm_mmc= State/ba-p/1 GovDelivery-_-030310-_-weekly- _-community
Becoming a Reseller – A “Getting Started” 101 for Small Business Owners: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/Small-Business-Matters/ Becoming-a-Reseller-A-Getting- Started-101-for-Small--p/16377?cm_mmc= Business/ba GovDelivery-_-030310-_-weekly- _-community
Getting Started with E-Commerce – An Entrepreneur’s Checklist: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/Small-Business-Matters/ Getting-Started-with-E-Commerc e-An-Entrepreneur-s-Checklist/p/16249?cm_mmc=GovDelivery- ba- _-030310-_-weekly-_-community
Finding Government Business: Once You’ve Done the Basics, Here’s What’s Next: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/The-Industry-Word/ Finding-Government-Business-On ce-You-ve-Done-the-Basics-16380?cm_mmc= Here-s/ba-p/ GovDelivery-_-030310-_-weekly- _-community
What to Do When a Customer Won't Pay?: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/The-Industry-Word/What- to-Do-When-a-Customer-Won-t- Pay/ba-p/16259?cm_mmc=-030310-_-weekly- GovDelivery-_ _-community
Here is a useful link to the U.S. Copyright Office: www.copyright.gov
Eight Big Ideas for Small Business: http://www.time.com/time/
specials/packages/article/0, 28804,1971190_1971191_1971194, 00.html
Business Resource: Washington, DC Minority Business Development Center: http://www.dcmbec.org/home.
This article may be of interest to small business seeking capital: http://www.entrepreneur.com/
How to Prepare Your Business for Succession: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/
03/18/business/smallbusiness/ 18sbiz.html?partner=rss&emc= rss
The 10 Ingredients Of A Great Business Plan: http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/
18/business-plan-tips- entrepreneurs-finance-zwilling .html?feed=rss_entrepreneurs
Protecting Companies That Mix Profitability & Values: http://www.npr.org/templates/
What health care reform means for your business: http://money.cnn.com/2010/03/
Youngest Billionaires and how they got so wealthy: http://moneymagnetbook.
blogspot.com/2010/03/youngest- billionaires-and-how-they-got. html
How To Pick A Company Name: Tips From The Trenches. http://onstartups.com/tabid/
3339/bid/12156/How-To-Pick-A- Company-Name-Tips-From-The- Trenches.aspx
Five Tips for Building your Small Business Brand Using its Best Advocate – You! - mentions locally owned CakeLove. Owned by Metro D.C. Small Business Person of the Year 2006, Warren Brown: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/Small-Business-Matters/ Five-Tips-for-Building-your- Small-Business-Brand-Using-/ba-p/17664...?cm_mmc= its-Best GovDelivery-_-032410-_-weekly-community _-
A new Women’s Business Center funded by the Small Business Administration and backed by the D.C. Council opened yesterday: http://washington.bizjournals.
Article on Capital Campaign fundraising for nonprofits & churches: Your Capital Campaign: Are You Ready to Succeed? http://www.ammado.com/
A fictitious name (or assumed name, trade name, or DBA name, short for "doing business as") is a business name that is different than your personal name, the names of your partners or the officially registered name of your LLC or corporation. For registering a fictitious name in DC visit: http://dcra.dc.gov/dcra/cwp/
Nonprofits are acquiring for-profit corporations: http://tacticalphilanthropy.
5 Reasons Why Start-up Businesses Fail: http://smallbiztrends.com/
The Internal Revenue Service today issued new guidance to make it easier for small businesses to determine whether they are eligible for the new health care tax credit under the Affordable Care Act and how large a credit they will receive: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-
drop/n-10-44.pdf. A step by step guide is available at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs- utl/3_simple_steps.pdf
Make Sure Your Business Information Stays Secret with Non-Disclosure Agreement: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/Business-Law-Advisor/ Make-Sure-Your-Business-Inform ation-Stays-Secret-with-Non/281?cm_mmc=GovDelivery- ba-p/21 _-051910-_-weekly-_-community
Are you considering moving out of your home office and into a retail location? Then read this: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/Business-Law-Advisor/4- Steps-to-Moving-Your-Business- Out-of-Your-Home-and-Into-a/21044?cm_mmc=GovDelivery- ba-p/ _-051910-_-weekly-_-community
Here is a great idea for your business: Group purchasing allows small businesses to pool resources and bargaining power to purchase goods and services - including office supplies, healthcare and insurance, and IT services - at reduced rates. Find out your business can benefit from group purchasing arrangements: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/Small-Business-Cents/ Small-Businesses-Come-d-Save-Through- Together-an Group-Purchasing/ba-p/21143? cm_mmc=GovDelivery-_-051910-_-_-community weekly-
Starting a Child Care Business? – Government Tools and Resources that Can Help: http://community2.business.
7 Tips for Starting a Fast Food Business – It’s not Just Fries, Subs and Pizza Anymore!: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/Small-Business-Matters/ 7-Tips-for-Starting-a-Fast- Food-Business-It-s-not-Just--p/21379?cm_mmc= Fries/ba GovDelivery-_-052610-_-weekly- _-community
Surety Bonds – The Basics: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/Small-Business-Cents/ Surety-Bonds-The-Basics/ba-p/ 21512?cm_mmc=GovDelivery-_-weekly-_-community 052610-_-
Build Your Business Through Networking: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/The-Industry-Word/ Build-Your-Business-Through-Ne tworking/ba-p/21541?cm_mmc=-_-052610-_-weekly- GovDelivery _-community
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals has just released its 21st Annual "State of Logistics Report®" that provides benchmarks and key metrics in US logistics and gives a big-picture view of the performance of the US supply chain process. http://cscmp.org/memberonly/
Maintaining Business as Usual in a Disaster: New Web Site Helps Businesses Plan for the Unexpected: http://community2.business.
gov/t5/Small-Business-Matters/ Maintaining-Business-as-Usual- in-a-Disaster-New-Web-Site-ba-p/22449?cm_mmc= Helps/ GovDelivery-_-060910-_-weekly- _-community
Making Estimated Tax Payments – A 101 for the Small Business Owner: http://community2.business.