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Subject: Re: Helping friend's small business? Date: 3/14/2005 9:19 PM
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Kudos to you for your interest, enthusiasm and helpful attitude. This is not in specific reply to your requests (for which you've gotten some good ideas) but I have these three in my "daily reads" to help me prepare for my own business someday.

SBA Online Women's Business Center
http://www.onlinewbc.gov/about_us.html

see the tab about business basics, I'm reading bookkeeping and accounting right now. (not to do it, but to understand it)


CCH Business Owner's Toolkit (CCH is a tax and accounting firm)
http://www.toolkit.cch.com/BOToC.asp


IRS Starting a Business
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=99336,00.html

Also, there might be "shareware" programs out there for inventory tracking, etc. I Googled "shareware inventory tracking" and got quite a few responses, but I don't know the best way to decide if they are worth investigating.

I think the MS Access sounds good -- maybe you could find an "apprentice" who could set up something with you right at the elbow to learn as you go.

Sounds exciting.

Karen

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