Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

 

Business Tools

  

These tools and publications are available to assist you in the development of your small business. For the pdfs, you will need the free Acrobat Reader to view the files.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a suite of tools that can help at any stage of your business venture. From initial advising and business planning to contracting with the government and finding seminars to grow your business—there's something for every entrepreneur to get the help they need. Visit www.sba.gov/tools for details.

If you would like additional assistance, please complete our Request for Information contact form or contact a regional office directly to schedule a free and confidential appointment with a business advisor.  
 
 

Before You Start

Videos

   


Basic Business Planning

Business Information

 
Financial Information
 
Marketing Information
  • Marketing Plan
       …a written document that describes the current market position of a business and its marketing strategy over a period of time
  • Competition Analysis (Excel)
       …Identifying your competitors and evaluating their strategies to determine their strengths and weaknesses relative to those of your own product or service
  • Customer Analysis (Excel)
       …Identifying your customers and evaluating their strategies to determine their strengths and weaknesses relative to those of your own product or service
  • Internal Analysis (Excel)
       …explores your organization's competency, cost position and competitive viability in the marketplace
  • Market Analysis (Excel)
       …studies the attractiveness and the dynamics of a special market within a special industry

  

Articles

 

Venture Business

   

Spanish Resources