Allbusiness
Small business owners or those wanting to start a small business will benefit from the articles offered on this site from Dun & Bradstreet.
http://www.allbusiness.com/

Business Owners Idea Cafe
Business Owners Idea Cafe has information for those thinking about starting their own businesses, or about improving their existing operations.
http://www.businessownersideacafe.com/

Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur magazine offers valuable information to those interested in starting their own businesses.
http://www.entrepreneur.com/bizstartups/index.html

Franchising.com
Interested in starting your own business? A franchise may be the route to take. This site offers valuable information for those wanting to purchase a franchise.
http://www.franchising.com/

Inventor Resources
The United States Patent Office offers this guide to information about the process of inventing and patenting.
http://www.uspto.gov/inventors/index.jsp

Inventors Handbook
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers this source of information about inventing and patenting.
http://web.mit.edu/invent/h-main.html

MOSourceLink
MOSourceLink offers help to those wanting to start small businesses in Missouri.
http://www.mosourcelink.com/

SCORE
SCORE is an organization composed of retired business executives who offer their expertise to prospective business owners.
http://www.score.org/index.html

Small Business Administration
The United States Small Business Administration offers advice to help you start, finance, and manage a small business.
http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/index.html

Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center is a service of the St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Joseph, Missouri.
http://www.saintjoseph.com/econdev/smallbusdev2.asp

Small Business Grants
While the federal government does not offer grants for starting businesses, this site offers links to websites of agencies that may be able to help.
http://www.business.gov/financing/grants/

Small Business Innovation Research
This website offers information for the high-tech small business.
http://www.sbir.gov/