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Business Resources

Doing Business

Operating a business requires licenses, permitting, adherence to codes, submitting taxes, etc. with local, state, and federal governments. Here are links to the most visited agencies and organizations.


If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Business plans are not just for starting a business — they are essential for growing a business. It should serve as a management tool to help establish production goals and measure performance.

Perhaps one of the most challenging issues facing business owners is finding the financial resources they need. The Chamber maintains strong relationships with area lenders, including traditional commercial banks, credit unions, micro-lenders, angel investors, and alternative financial resources. We can help you understand your capital needs and develop a plan before approaching a lender to help you put your best foot forward. If your business needs money to start or grow, whether it is working capital, inventory, equipment, or expansion we can help you find the right avenue for your financing needs.

One of the most overlooked business opportunities for small business owners is selling to a public institution, government agency, or major corporation. These organizations are constantly looking for innovative, reliable, and competitive suppliers who have the know-how and can demonstrate more effective and efficient ways of satisfying their buying needs.

These links will drive you to the procurement section of that particular organization. Check out their RFPs and buying needs and sign up to be on their supplier list to receive direct solicitations from them.