Pitches That Are Packed With Advice

Corporate America wants YOU, the small-biz owner, and is offering free tip sheets as a lure.

Intuit's "Recipes for Success" dishes out maxims from state winners of the Small Business Administration's 1998 Small Business Person of the Year award (877 213-7477).

Visa and the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer "How to Secure Financing" and "How to Choose the Best Bank for Your Business," with advice, Web resources, and case studies (800 634-0245).

Sprint's "A Day in the Life of a Small Business Owner" offers five pages of productivity tips and quirky statistics (877 711-4485).