March 15, 1999
CCH Business Owner's Toolkit
Powered by a consulting firm specializing in small businesses, the well-stocked CCH Business Owner¼s Toolkit is an incredible resource for business owners and managers.
The site features daily news important to small businesses, including tax and legislative reports, and an advice column called Ask Alice, with an expert answering questions on topics such as budgeting, insurance and Y2K. The SoHo Guidebook is rich library of articles on dozens of specific topics details on office equipment, human resources, financing, marketing and taxes.
The business tools, databases and interactive opportunities make the site particularly special. Visit Business Tools to download forms and spreadsheets to use in your daily management, including balance sheet templates, sample employment policies, employer reference checks, checklists and OSHA forms. In Power Tools you can search credit profiles, databases of trademarks, copyrights and patents, industry-specific research databases, market intelligence resources or case law histories. There's also a link to free e-mail counseling by the Service Corps of Retired Executives, a non-profit association that offers confidential business advice. CCH also offers a free monthly e-mail newsletter about small business developments.
- by Stacey King