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Entrepreneurial Leadership: Online Resources

Online Resources

South Dakota Resources

South Dakota Department of Revenue 

Explore the Department of Revenue's various pages and resources including the Businesses Landing Page, Taxes, and the Business FAQs

South Dakota Secretary of State

The Secretary of State's Division of Business Services provides a number of resources and services including how to Start or Register a New Business, Business Resources & FAQs, Trademark or Servicemark Registration, and more. 

Resources from the Web

Google for Startups

Google for Startups in Google's initiative to help startups thrive across every corner of the world. They bring the best of Google's products, connections, and best practices to enable startups to build something better. 

Business Plans
Choose from 500+ free sample business plans in a wide variety of industries. 

Explore a library of sample business plans in industries such as restaurants, health care, and retail. 

Download easy-to-use business planning, finance, sales, marking, and management templates to help you plan. 

Small Business Administration 
Learn how to write a business plan quickly and efficiently with a business plan template.

National Resources

Small Business Administration

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

Office of Small Business Development Centers

The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) administers the Small Business Development Centers Program to provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations.

US Copyright Office

The United States Copyright Office, a part of the Library of Congress, is the official U.S. government body that maintains records of copyright registration in the United States including a Copyright Catalog. It is used by copyright title searchers who are attempting to clear a chain of title for copyrighted works.

US Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification.

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