Websites and Links

Whether you are starting your business or want to grow your business, these resources, organizations or websites may be able to help.  Please let us know if there is a bad link or if you have suggestions for additions or improvements to the list.  Check back periodically for new resources and websites that make the list!


  • Intuit Community Forums – Intuit Community Forums are user to user forms with thousands of Q&A. If you have a question, you can search the forums or post your question. If you can provide an answer, that is great and a good way to build your reputation.  Plus, if you include a link to your website in your signature, that helps your website search engine rankings.  Read the blog post about how to create an effective profile.

Practice Resources for Accounting Professionals

Certifications and Organizations

Business Consulting and Resources

IRS, Taxes and Hiring Employees

  • IRS Starting a Business — lots of information about requirements for small businesses and taxes
  • IRS Video Portal – videos about starting a business, small business workshop and lots of videos about taxes:  business income, expenses, payroll taxes, IRS audits and more.
  • IRS Virtual Small Business Workshop – for self-employed and small business owners
  • Intuit Guide to Hiring — lots of information about hiring employees, plus a link to get a free book “Hire Your First Employee’
  • Tax Resources on the Web – comprehensive list of links to tax resources

Business Plan Templates

Licensing & Permits

Legal – Forming your Business Entity

  • MyCorporation — online document-filing service to form a corporation or LLC
  • Legalzoom — online document-filing service to form a corporation or LLC
  • Nolo has books (available in many public libraries) and resources to help form a business entity
  • Links to state websites for specific filing requirements for business entities — many have forms you can complete and file yourself

Marketing – Logos and Printing

Website Hosting, Design, and Resources

Social Media and Social Networking

Social Media Tools

Client Portals – secure and affordable

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