There are many great resources available for Entrepreneurs, but below is a list of some of the various platforms you can access information.  Please note, listing these resources is not an indication of endorsement by any affiliated with Syracuse University or the Whitman School of Management.

Online Resources for Entrepreneurs


Both Sides of the Table
Mark Suster, partner with GRP Partners, is a two-time entrepreneur focusing on early-stage technology companies.

Feld Thoughts
Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for more than 20 years. In addition to his investing efforts, Feld has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chairman of the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

WISE Syracuse
Regular blogs posts made by the Syracuse chapter of Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship.

Business Plans

Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans
Guidelines from the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises for creating business plans for the Panasci Business Plan Competition.

North American Classification System
The NAICS is the standard used by federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.  
A self-service alternative for conducting accurate comprehensive online surveys with a minimum of cost and effort

Bplans: Business Planning Tips & Templates
The largest repository of info on creating a business plan, the first step of any small business.


Basic Guide to E-Commerce
An online library offering information on product development, managing an e-team, developing an online store, and more.

E-Commerce Times
Part of ECT News Network, an e-business and technology news publisher, which posts targeted industry articles.

Shopify's Free Business Tools
Offers useful tools for various phases of running and growing a small business.

General Resources
A magazine and e-zine with articles, blogs, and discussions on all issues related to entrepreneurship.
A public-private partnership between The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration focused on leveraging best practices in entrepreneurial leadership to advance economic growth around the world.

International Entrepreneurship
A resource for global entrepreneurs, international business students, women's entrepreneurship, and academic entrepreneurship.

Prentice Hall Entrepreneur and Small Business Resource Website
Information about how to launch a company or make an existing small business more successful.

Essential Guide to SWOT Analysis
Explores what a SWOT analysis is and how to utilize it; a useful tool to help recognize a company's position and how to grow it.


Federal Reserve Board
Collects information on small businesses (fewer than 500 employees) in the U.S. including information on owner characteristics, firm size, use of financial services, and the income and balance sheets of the firm.

Small Business Administration
An independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of the U.S.


FindLaw’s Small Business Center
Provides information and resources for small business owners, and help for entrepreneurs seeking to get a business idea off the ground.

Free Patent Analytics and Patent Search
A search engine for patents.

Prentice Hall Small Business & Entrepreneurship Law Resources
A clearinghouse for law-related resources for small business owners.

Intellectual Property Law
Frequently asked questions about intellectual property law (IP) and brief, general answers. Basic concepts and liability issues related to trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and patents are also discussed.

Magazines & Journals

Black Enterprise

A magazine and e-zine that includes information on franchises, start-ups, and technology for entrepreneurs.

A global source of essential business insight that inspires leaders to turn ideas into action. Tthe SmallBiz section is for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

A magazine and e-zine with articles about entrepreneurship, women, technology, personal finance, and other business-related issues.
An e-zine that delivers advice, tools, and services to help business owners and CEOs start, run, and grow their businesses more successfully.

Venture Capital
An unsecured cash advance program for businesses.

Garage Technology Ventures
A seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund looking to invest in extraordinary entrepreneurs who have the ability to build great teams and great companies.

Small Business Center
Provides information on small business loans, grants, and venture capital.

Venture Associates
Information on raising private money, preparation of Private Memorandums (Reg D), writing business plans, going public and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs and DPOs), business plan outlines, venture capital, venture capital clubs, and “How To” books about entrepreneurship.


Institute of Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)

A nationally focused institute that develops education and employment-focused programs in collaboration with industry, government, NGOs and the veteran community, to address the primary economic and public policy concerns of our nation’s servicemen and women, and their families.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Center for Veterans Enterprise
Dedicated to helping to improve the business climate for veterans, to minimize access barriers, and to inform the public about the benefits of working with veteran-owned small businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Veterans Business Development
Maximizes the availability, applicability and usability of all administration small business programs for veterans, service-disabled veterans, reserve component members, and their dependents or survivors. 

Women in Entrepreneurship

Ladies Who Launch: Entrepreneurship and Creativity as a Lifestyle
An organization dedicated to promoting women in the field of entrepreneurship.

WISE Women’s Business Center & Symposium
A resource for women entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, located in the South Side Innovation Center in Syracuse.

Women TIES
Dedicated to creating a local, state and regional marketplace for women entrepreneurs in New York State and promoting, fostering, and forging strong economic connections between women entrepreneurs.