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Saturday, July 1, 2006

Tennessee One-Stop Business Resource

Business startups in Tennessee can use this online tool to file applications with the state and to obtain various permits, licenses and a state tax identification number. Go to the state’s web site at

National Association of Seed and Venture Funds

The web site for this organization provides a wealth of information on state programs related to venture capital. Visitors to the site will find a 2006 Report on State Capital Programs, a State Venture Capital Program Directory (by subscription), Highlights of the 2006 State Capital Programs Survey Results, the 2006 State-by-State Dollar Commitment to Venture Capital Programs, and a survey form for the organization’s Survey of State Venture Capital Programs. The web address is

Microenterprise FIELD Guides

This series of publications identifies ways donors can support the domestic microenterprise industry. The series begins with three guides—Fulfilling the Microenterprise Promise: Background for Funders; Microenterprise: Making a Difference; and Moving Forward: Industry Challenges, Funder Opportunities. The guides are produced by Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination (FIELD). Visit

Entrepreneurship in Missouri

Information on Missouri’s entrepreneurs is available at The Missouri Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis, in collaboration with the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, compiled data by regions and various characteristics.