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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 www.tennessee.gov.

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 www.nasvf.org/web/nasvfinf.nsf/pages/svcp.html.

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 www.fieldus.org/publications/index.html.

Entrepreneurship in Missouri

Information on Missouri’s entrepreneurs is available at http://oseda.missouri.edu/meric/. 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.