Prototyping & Manufacturer Resources
Plastic Resource Group, Inc.
2809 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Below are some helpful small business resources from the US Small Business and Technology Development Center, the US Small Business Administration, and the IRS.
SBTDC has a 3-module series is designed for individuals who are thinking about or have begun the process of starting a business. Each session is approximately 30 minutes long. After registering, you will be able to access the webinar and view it at your convenience. http://www.sbtdc.org/training/index.asp
Module 1: Starting Your Business: Increase Your Chances of Success
This module will help you assess yourself as a potential business owner and determine the feasibility of your business idea. It also looks at three approaches to going into business - starting a business, buying a franchise, and buying a business. (33 minutes)
Module 2: Developing Your Business Plan
This module will help you with your business plan. It discusses reasons to develop a plan, what to include (executive summary, company information, product/service, HR, marketing, operations, and financial plans), and tips for writing a successful plan. (30 minutes)
SBA ONLINE COURSES: The Small Business Training Network (SBTN) is a virtual campus providing quality and targeted online training to meet the information needs of prospective and existing small business owners. http://www.sba.gov/services/training/index.html
IRS VIRTUAL CLASSROOM: Small Business Tax Workshop, to access this online workshop to learn more about federal tax obligations of small business owners go to http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=97726,00.html
PODCASTS: Podcast feeds deliver audio broadcasts to your desktop. You can listen to these files on your computer or download them to your MP3 player and take them with you. The SBA offers podcast feeds to you on a range of small business topics, primarily related to starting a business. http://www.sba.gov/tools/resourcelibrary/Podcasts/index.html