| Home-Based Businesses | Creating an Online Store | Starting a Restaurant/Food Bus. | Franchise | SBA Loans | Permits/Licenses,Etc. | Sales Taxes | Procuring Bids | Exporting/Importing | Management | Manufacturing |

Sales Taxes


  • Taxes (In Texas) | Sales Tax Holiday (August 11-13, 2017) |
  • Local Sales & Use Tax (Re cities, counties, special purpose districts, and transit authorities sales tax percentages)
  • Sales Tax Exemption for Nonprofits
  • See also Sales Taxes and E-Commerce
  • Small Business & Self Employed Tax Center (IRS)

    Home-Based Businesses


  • Home-Based Businesses (U.S. SBA)
  • Natl. Assn. for the Self-Employed

    Creating an Online Store


  • Setting Up An Online Store (U.S. SBA)
  • See also Sales Taxes and E-Commerce

    Starting a Restaurant/Food Service Business


  • National Restaurant Assn | Texas Restaurant Assn |
  • Food Service Professionals Network
  • Food Brokers USA

    Franchise Opportunities


  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • SBA Franchise Workshop (Online from the U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • Franchise Network | Franchise & Business Opportunities (FTC) | More Franchise (FTC) |
  • American Assn. of Franchisees & Dealers
  • BISON: The Franchise Network (Business Intl Sales & Opportunity Network)
  • Franchise Opportunities.com
  • Franchise Annual Online | Franchises (Small & Home-Based Business Links) |

    Finding SBA Loans


  • Govt. Loans | Small Business Administration Loans |
  • Government Financing Programs
  • The Capital Network (TCN) (Venture Capital site)
  • Foundation Center & Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

    Getting Permits/Licenses/Forms/Patents/Trademarks


  • 4 Steps to Starting A Business: A Guide to TX Business Licenses & Permits
  • One Stop Business Assistance Center
  • Assumed Name Database [DBA] (Harris County Clerk's Office)
  • Online Permits (City of Houston only)
  • Business Organization Forms (Secretary of State / Texas)
  • Patents & Trademarks

    Procuring Opportunities/Bidding


  • Commerce Business Daily (Buying from US govt)
  • Electronic State Business Daily (Buying from TX govt)

    Exporting/Importing


  • BuyUSA.gov | Houston U.S. Export Assistance Center |
  • International Trade Center (University of Houston SMDC)
  • Houston World Trade Assn. (Greater Houston Partnership)
  • Internatl Trade Administration | International Chamber of Commerce |
  • Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) | NAFTA Resources |
  • MEXonline.com | NAFTA - Mexico/Canada |

    Management


  • American Management Assn.
  • Intl. Assn. for Management Education
  • Institute of Management & Administration
  • Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management (Rice University)
  • American Society for Training & Development
  • At Your Business

    Manufacturing


  • Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center |
    (Hands-On Help for Manufacturers) [Natl. Institute of Standards & Technology]
  • Texas Marketplace
  • Thomas Register on the Internet (Natl. manufacturers' directory)
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