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Small Business Reference Center


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Small Business Reference CenterSmall Business Reference Center is a great starting point 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 business. Learn from the experts how to deal with contract and employee issues, minimize taxes, and avoid legal problems in the first place.

You can click a topic to browse collections of different materials:

  • Business Areas (accounting, legal issues, marketing, operations)
  • Industry Information by Small Business Type
  • Business Basics
  • Start-Up Kit & Business Plans

Click a book cover to read up-to-date legal and business guidance and get printable business forms from Nolo Press books -- online versions of the same titles we have in the reference section of the library.

Click Search Videos to gain 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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