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Note: The forms and advice available through these Web sites are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Legal advice of any nature should be sought from competent, independent, legal counsel in the relevant jurisdiction. Absolutely no warranties are made regarding the suitability of these forms and the advice for any particular purpose.

Helpful Websites

www.sba.gov/tx  
Texas District SBA Offices, Regional Office and Disaster Area 3 Office. This offers valuable information re SBA activities and includes Business Assistance.

www.sba.gov
Provides national information on Counseling Opportunities, Score, Small Business Development Centers, Women's Business Centers and list of SBA District Offices. Also Starting a Small Business, Financing, Management, Business Opportunities, and Disaster Recovery.

www.fedstats.gov
Official statistical information available to public from Federal Government Agencies tracking economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production and more. All of the statistical information available through Fedstats is maintained and updated by Federal Agencies on their own web servers.

www.irs.gov
Internal Revenue Service

www.score.org
This is the National Home page for SCORE. Here E-Mail counseling provides answers and assistance to people searching for information/help in getting started or in solving problems in their small businesses. If you view the Counselors skill list of 1,100+ counselors you will find more than 600 skill sets of active Counselors.

www.state.tx.us
This is Texas at your fingertips. Includes auto registration and ID card services. Pay taxes. Occupational and Professional Licenses. Regional and Community Resources. Featured sites include Business portal, Environmental Resources, Texas Veterans, State and local Business Opportunities and others.

www.bplans.com
This site has more than 500 Sample Business Plans for browsing plus 60 free sample plans. Includes calculators for cash flow, starting costs, break-even, etc. Offers advice on Starting a Business, Marketing & Advertising, Growing your Business, Managing your E-Business, Legal Information, Purchasing a Business and Business Resources.

www.cch.com
This is the site for Commerce Clearing House. Information includes Latest Business News and Information. Websites cover CCH Tax and Accounting, Business and Finance, Human Resources, Health Care Compliance, CCH Business Owners Toolkit and CCH Financial Planning Toolkit. Available are links to other websites.

www.melissadata.com
Melissa has been operating for 20 years accumulating data relating to mail services, marketing, mailing software, address verification, zip code Lookup Directory and a host of other services.

www.zapdata.com
This website is a service of Dun & Bradstreet, the worlds leading provider of business information for 160 years. This is a subscription service and does cover a vast number of information sources.

www.bizstats.com
This website gives instant access to statistics on 65 different kinds/types of U.S. businesses. After selecting your type/kind of business, you can insert your estimated Gross Income and it will compute what all your expenses and income will be based on U.S. statistical averages. This is a source for many Business Plans. The National Business Statistics also cover Retail Industry Benchmarks and Profitability, Operating, Balance Sheet and Financial Ratios for all US Corporations classified by Annual Revenue and Total Assets.