In honor of National Small Business Week, Paychex—the payroll, HR, and benefits company—has launched an online business resource kit for entrepreneurs. The site features articles and tools from Paychex, links to online resources from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and a small business owners' guide. You'll find business plan templates, a business loan application checklist, a guide to payroll processing, and a variety of other information.
Each day of National Small Business Week, the site will focus on a different topic related to running a small business, including financing and hiring. Today's topic? Regulations, including those related to Cobra requirements and payroll processing. You can also brush up on your knowledge of child labor laws. For example, the guide points out that it's illegal for a 16- or 17-year-old worker to clean a meat slicer or operate a nail gun. Up next? An in-depth guide to insurance.
The Goods is focused exclusively on products and services for business owners. We won't ignore the latest netbook or the hottest smartphone, but we'll also examine the services, software, and Web-based tools that can help make your business succeed. NADINE HEINTZ, a senior editor at Inc., edits The Goods, as well as Quick Hits. Send suggestions, comments, and deals to email@example.com.