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Starting a new business is a large undertaking. Fortunately, there are numerous excellent resources online and at your fingertips. Northwest Arkansas SCORE has compiled the following resources that we think will be valuable for anyone running or starting a business.

Doing Business in Arkansas Links

Arkansas Secretary of State Seal

Doing Business in Arkansas is the primary small business publication of the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office.  It provides a comprehensive review of the requirements for setting up a legal entity in Arkansas.

Walton College Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development

Walton College Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration dedicated to training, education, and business consulting.

Arkansas Department of Finance and

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Register your business using the Arkansas Taxpayer Access Point (ATAP) so that you can pay all necessary state taxes according to your business' legal structure.

Small Business Administration - Arkansas District

Small Business Administration - Arkansas District Similar to the SBA.gov website, but includes resources and links specific to the state of Arkansas.

Arkansas Department of Health

Arkansas Department of Health This is the starting point for anyone considering a restaurant or other food service operation, including home-based operations.

Useful Websites

US Small Business Administration

US Small Business Administration is a comprehensive resource of small business information including a business plan template, online seminars, etc.  A key feature is instant translation of the entire site for non-English speakers.

Internal Revenue Service

Internal Revenue Service  Source for EINs, Federal tax information, 1099/Contract Labor regulations, etc.  Useful small business newsletter: keyword - e-News For Small Businesses.

US Department of Labor

US Department of Labor Wage and labor statistics; labor law regulations.

United Sates Census Bureau

United States Census Bureau SIC & NAICS codes. Check the Fact Finder sections for community profiles, population data, etc..


Business.USA.gov  Your first step for doing business with the federal government.

Other Resources

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Managementhelp.org  Online integrated library for personal, professional, and organizational development.