A recent e-mail from Lauren Richardson contained the following list of on-line resources to help aspiring professional genealogists, educators and researchers establish their business on a business like basis. I think you’ll find these resources useful. I know you can recommend more such respurcess.
Lauren writes, “I especially like the one that gives average salary comparisons. Look up private investigator, technical writer, paralegal, independent consultant, and corporate trainer among others.”
¨ http://www.toolkit.cch.com CCH Business Owner’s Toolkit has information on every aspect of business.
¨http://www.sba.gov/gopher/Business-Development/Business-Initiatives-Education-Training/Marketing-Plan/market.txt Small Business Administration’s training outline for Creating a Marketing Plan
¨ http://www.sba.gov Main portal for the Small Business Administration
¨ http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small Portal for the IRS site for small business
¨ http://www.wsbdc.org/default2.htm Washington’s Small Business Development Centers
¨ www.smartbiz.com Another good portal for small business
¨ www.entrepreneur.com Also a good portal for small business issues
¨ http://jobsmart.org/tools/salary/sal-prof.cfm Source for general salary surveys for many occupations and professions
¨ http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov/sbdc/sbdcnear.html Alaska Small Business Development Center’s Small Business Start-up Links
¨ http://www.tulenko.com/SuccessTips/I-01.html Excellent discussion on types of business insurance you might need
¨ www.aplus.net Reasonable web hosting with good technical support and an easy to use site builder
¨ www.genealogypro.com Good place to have a starter web page. They offer 90-day free listing and very reasonable rates thereafter.
So check them out and tell me what you think