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Resource Matrix 

   Audio/Video Format:  Starting, Marketing, Managing your business.

Instruction: Green          Demonstrate      Executable (Do):  Blue





Starting >> Learn the basics of starting a business...

Considering Self Employment - The Riley Guide

Considerations for starting a business (checklist)

 Checklist: Going into business

Assessment, Direction, Starting 

See or talk with a counselor...


Ask SCORE for business advice

Find SCORE Counselor by Expertise

Steps in Starting a Business The Riley Guide 

Do your own calculations...



Create Start-Up Costs analysis, Balance Sheet, Loan Request, Competitive Analysis, Cash Flow Statements   

Planning >> Learn to plan...

Business Planning Guide

See other plans...

  Sample Business Plans

Begin to do your own plan

Business Plan Template

Marketing >>Research 


Marketing Planning 


How to Do Marketing Study

Marketing Planning Guide

How to Write Marketing Plan 

100 Marketing Ideas

See Sample Marketing Plans 

Do market Research ($)

Find Useful Business Statistics (free) 




Checklist: Personal Business Skills

WBC/SBA Management Institute


SBA Success Story of the month Local  Small Business Development Center
Ideas Work-at-home

My MommyBiz


Safest/Riskiest Businesses; Most profitable 
Financing  SBA Microloan Entrepreneurial Dev. Loan Fund Lincoln Co. Revolving Loan Fund (541) 265-8707


Long Range Plan for (Lincoln County) Economic Development 

Agencies: RSA,   DOL   World Bank/Disability Policy

Benefits Planning: Imagine Enterprises ; SSA Work Incentives

Empowerment: Disability/Self employment: The Abilities FundCount Me In-online business loans; Hire Abilities

Grants: The Foundation Center; Small Business Innovation Research; PASS Programs ; EPA Grant writing Tutorial; Grants.Gov

Muses/Think Tanks: DiversityWorld; RTC RuralBrookings Institution; Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Urban Institute; Economic Policy Institute, Jobs WatchActon Institute;     International Network on Personal Meaning

Private & Non-Profit AVITA  

Software: VocRehab.com 

State/Fed contracts: WomenBiz.Gov 

Sustainable Development OXFAM  LiVELIHOODS Worldwatch  Development Jobs  Green Jobs 

Business Themes

SBA Small Business Administration 

SBA Online courses - Small Business online (free) 

Small Business Development Center

 Self Employment in the VR system

OVRS Self Employment Process  
VR Resource Matrix



This is what we are about:  we plant seeds that one day will grow.  

We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.

We lay foundations that will need further development.

We provide yeast that produce effects far beyond our capability.

We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.  

This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.  It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, and opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.     Oscar Romero