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Small Business Links

These are sites that are of particular interest to entrepreneurs and include sites like the Canada Business Service Centre's Interactive Business Planner.

Business Resource Sites

There are lots of great web sites containing information for those who operate a small business as well as for those who are thinking of setting up a small business.

Government Programs/Sites:

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Small Business Web Sites:

Local/Manitoba Sites

National/International Sites:

  • Business Owner's Idea Cafe: "A fun approach to serious business."
  • Inc.com is designed for the business builder who's long on work and short on time. They deliver "best of breed" information, products, services, and online tools - aggregated from a variety of sources - for virtually every business or management task.
  • Home Office Executive is the comprehensive online resource for the "Home Office Executive" - A real community of products, services, technology, news and relationships especially designed to meet their needs.
  • The Small Business Knowledge Base is a comprehensive free resource of small business information. Packed with dozens of guides and worksheets. Here's the guidelines and tools you need to successfully manage your business.
  • MSNBC's Small Business Section provides users with comprehensive and detailed reports on running a small business. The Small Business section also features select material from MSNBC's editorial partners, including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and ZDNet.
  • Guerrilla Marketing Online is an online site with constantly updated information on making the most of every marketing dollar.
  • garage.com provides assistance in obtaining seed level financing. They compress the entrepreneur's "time-to-money" via mentoring and a high-quality investor network, thus allowing the entrepreneur to focus more time building his or her business. They also provide member entrepreneurs with expert advice, research and reference materials, and topical Forums to help them launch and grow their startup.
  • Entrepreneurship, Kauffman Foundation Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • The Entrepreneur's Mind: entrepreneurial success stories.

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Agri-Food Trade Resources:

Agri-Food E-Services

Government Organizations

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International Trade / Export Guides:

  • Export Readiness Assessment: Part of a startup kit for exporters, this tool helps diagnose your strengths and weaknesses in 23 areas. (Centers for International Trade Development)

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