Use these SBA and MS Office tools to help you navigate the basics that have long-term implications for your business: Picking a Business Location, Naming a Business, Selecting a Business Structure and Obtaining Business Licenses & Permits.
Starting up may seem daunting, but these resources SBA and IRS resources can help: Is Entrepreneurship for You?, How to Start a Small Business, Starting a Business 101, Checklist for Starting a Business, and a Glossary of Business Terms.
These SBA and SCORE free resources are for aspiring and existing owners who are looking for support and advice. They include free online classes and training resources from the SBA, as well as business mentoring services from SCORE.
This Business on Main series gives you 28 steps — one per day for four weeks — to help you up and running. It includes tips on choosing the right business, doing research and planning, setting up a business and finally, selling your product.
For some entrepreneurs, starting from scratch isn’t the best route — but that doesn’t mean buying an existing business or franchising are any easier. These guides from the SBA help you navigate the common pitfalls of buying and/or franchising.
Running a business on your own can be a daunting task. The Small Business Administration offers support to business owners across the country through the Office of Women’s Business Ownership and its nationwide Small Business Development Centers.