How-to guides and articles for women in business.
The Entrepreneur’s Handbook -59 Resources for First Time Entrepreneurs was put together by Neil Patal at Quick Sprout.
Women Entrepreneur has tips, articles and advice for navigating through the business world from a female perspective.
Springwise is a daily blog featuring entrepreneurial ideas from around the world.
SCORE, counselors to America’s small business, offers articles, resources, and mentorship to women who run small businesses.
This free workshop takes you through the start-up process, marketing, financing, and planning. There is also an e-business section of the workshop.
View a large collection of sample business plans.
This business plan template helps you prepare a professional business plan. There is also an interactive business planner available for start-ups.
BizPlanIt’s virtual plan goes through business basics, mistakes to avoid, tips, and tools for each section of the business plan.
A collection of sample business plans and a variety of helpful business planning resources to help you put a plan together for your business.
Marketing & Public Relations
Principles of Marketing is a free, online crash course in marketing. These tutorials are perfect for people who want to learn more about the marketing process.
A comprehensive marketing resource featuring sample marketing plans, marketing and PR tools, and access to market research.
Five free eBooks by Brian Solis: Customer Service, The Art of Listening and Engagement Through Social Media; The Essential Guide to Social Media; The Art and Science of Social Media and Community Relations; The Art and Science of Blogger Relations; PR Tips for Startups.
SEOmoz provides free online marketing and search engine optimization guides written by SEO experts that can help you improve how you market your website or blog.
Finance & Accounting
Small Business Finance Centre features advice on government grants and loans for Canadian small businesses as well as business articles, funding tips, business plan outlines, and common pitfalls.
Simple Studies provides free online accounting tutorials that explain financial accounting principles in simple terms. There are also accounting exercises and an accounting dictionary.
The Bean Counter is a comprehensive bookkeeping resource for small business owners that need or want to learn more about bookkeeping and accounting.