The questions included in this interactive tool from the Missouri Small Business Development Center will "help you examine your business idea and determine your potential for success before you spend time and money developing a business plan."
How to Set up Your Own Small Business
Published by the American Institute of Small Business, this two-volume set discusses starting up a new small business, finance and accounting, marketing and sales, management and operations, and the business plan. Available in print at 2 North Reference HD 62.7 .H683
Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business
Nolo Press book written for those who are not legal experts. Available in print at 2 North Reference KF 1659 .A65 S74 2010
"The Business Entities Section of the Secretary of State's office processes filings, maintains records and provides information to the public relating to business entities (corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, limited liability partnerships and other business filings)."
"The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), comprised of more than 400 member firms, is the premier trade association that represents the U.S. venture capital industry." See the Resources section for helpful tools.