The Heartland small business guide
Use this comprehensive guide to take your business ideas from conception to launch. We’ve packed it full of everything an entrepreneur needs to know to get from dreamer to small business owner.
Get the knowledge you need to make your small business a success
Have an idea? Explore different types of businesses that align with your passion and skills, develop a business model and get a business plan started.
S Corp, C Corporation, “doing business as” (DBA) sole proprietorship or Limited Liability Company? Learn the pros and cons of each small business structure.
Learn about how to get an employer identification number with the IRS, estimated quarterly payment basics and federal tax rules for small businesses that you need to know.
Protecting your business should be a priority, but where do you start? Learn the basics of general liability insurance, errors and omissions, and more.
Business credit can be just as confusing as personal credit. You can get ahead by learning how to establish, build, check and maintain your business credit.
HR and talent
Human resource needs aren’t just for big businesses. Small businesses need guidance on handling HR issues, performance evaluations, hiring and recruiting.
Whether you’re launching an ecommerce company, service business or even a home-based business, driving new customers is critical. Learn the basics of marketing for a successful business.