Small Business Reference Center

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About Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center is for researching topics from starting a company, operations management and sales, to growing or rescuing a business. It includes the full text and complete forms from the latest, up-to-date editions of Nolo Press books, written by lawyers for consumers and small businesses.

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  • Business areas: Accounting, legal issues, marketing, operations.
  • Industry information by small business type.
  • Start-up kits and business plans.
  • Up-to-date legal and business guidance and printable business forms from Nolo Press books, online versions of the same titles we have in the reference section of the library.
  • Access to interviews, “lessons learned” features, lectures and how-to videos.
  • Look under Start-Up Information and click Browse By State to zoom in directly to a California-specific start-up guide that includes addresses and contact information for local SBA offices, links to tax workshops, and links to license and permit information.

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