Small businesses are integral to the U.S. economy on both a local and a national scale. For that reason, there are many resources available to you if you need help or training while you are starting your business. In many areas, local classes are available to help new entrepreneurs write a business plan, navigate legal and financial requirements, avoid common mistakes, get customers, and create a management organization and systems.
- Check with your local Chamber of Commerce or Small Business Development Center for classes and workshops in your area aimed at small-business owners.
- The Service Corps of Retired Executives, or SCORE, also offers workshops--both local and virtual--to help entrepreneurs get the information they need.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also provides education programs, online training, Webinars, and referrals to local classes or counseling services.
These organizations can help you along the way as you start and grow your business.