Small Business Administration Toolkit
The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) collaboration with the Department of Labor helps ensure that states have tools and resources to begin and sustain successful entrepreneurship training programs. States can effectively administer their Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program by utilizing SBA’s expertise and by collaborating with SBA’s nationwide network to provide SEA program participants with easy access to essential knowledge to start their own businesses.
Starting a business is an exciting proposition, but it’s also an incredibly challenging undertaking. These resources will help entrepreneurs learn what it takes to start their own business.
Small Business Development Centers - a "one-stop shop" for entrepreneurs and small businesses, providing a wide variety of information and guidance in easily accessible branch locations.
Women’s Business Centers - a national network of nearly 100 educational centers designed to assist women start and grow small businesses.
SCORE - “Counselors to America’s Small Business” with nearly 800 service delivery locations and over 13,000 volunteer mentors providing expertise to entrepreneurs across an array of industries.
Financing is an integral part of getting a business off the ground and growing it over time. The SBA's free online courses will help entrepreneurs become familiar with financing options, including an introduction to accounting, a guide to SBA’s Loan Guaranty Programs, and an overview on how to prepare a loan package