Below are a variety of links to websites that we feel can be helpful to our local businesses and we have collected some of the best for you. Many of these are actual professional groups. We support belonging to as many of these professional groups that make sense for your particular business. Some are hyper-local and others are on a national level. The helpful business links are presented below in the following groupings:
- Local Links
- Business Planning and Support Links
- LinkedIn Group Links for Endless Mountains Region Professionals
- Business Organization/Association Links
- U.S. Federal Business Links
If you have additional links you think would be helpful to the businesses located here in the Endless Mountains region, just let us know. We’ll be happy to add them.
Susquehanna County Website – The official governmental website for Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania with a wealth of county information including business services.
Endless Mountains Visitor Bureau – .
Business Planning and Support Links
Bplans – Contains the largest single online collection of free sample business plans.
The Center for Business Planning Help – Very useful business plan resources.
AllBusiness.com– One of the world’s largest online resources for small businesses, providing essential tools and resources to start, grow, and manage your business.
BusinessUSA – Created by US Presidential decree, BusinessUSA is a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire.
OpenForum (by American Express) – Stay up to date with growth topics and areas of interest to you. Connect to business owners like you and see what powers their growth. Access member exclusive content by experts in small business.
SCORE.org – SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.
Shopify – Free business tools from a commercial, cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Some good canned idea generators on their site. Their ultimate motive is to use their resources to set up an online merchant web site.
LinkedIn Groups for Local Professionals
LinkedIn is of course THE social media platform for professionals and a natural fit for virtually every business in the Endless Mountains region. Consider forming a LinkedIn group covering your specialization. (You’ll have to be a member of LinkedIn to access these groups):
Marcellus Shale – Susquehanna County– is designed to be an electronic forum for industry professionals to share fact-based information about shale gas production, development, gathering, transmission, and distribution in Susquehanna County, PA.
Business Organization/Association Links
U.S. Chamber of Commerce – The world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions.
Better Business Bureau of Pennsylvania – The BBB was founded in 1912 and is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing marketplace trust.
University of Scranton, Small Business Development Center – .
American Business Women’s Association – Brings together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.
National Association of Women Business Owners – The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
U.S. Federal Business Links
U.S. 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 our nation.
Fed Stats – Your Window Into U.S. Federal Statistics.
U.S. Business Advisor – One stop access to federal government information service & transactions.
Census Bureau – 2000 Census Bureau – Statistical Information collected from the 2000 Census.
Environmental Protection Agency – Compliance Assistance Center
Federal Trade Commission – The Federal Trade Commission enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws.
U.S. Department of Labor – Find OSHA Compliance assistance, as well as, statistical information, research and publications.
Internal Revenue Service – Find out anything and everything you want to know about our ever-changing tax laws.