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Resources for Small Business Owners

Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. – Ambrose Bierce

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. – Carl Rogers

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. – Henry Peter Broughan

There are many resources, lots of them free, for those interested in starting their own businesses, or those already in business. If you happen to be one of those entrepreneurial hopefuls, or if you have launched your own small business, this article will share a handful of organizations that provide quality information and services for those interested in having startups of their own.

The Small Business Association. Their motto is “programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed.” The SBA is an independent agency of the federal government designed to promote the small business. With district offices located across the nation, the SBA can help you access training, counseling, and other small business specialists. Their site also provides other valuable links.

Score. Calling themselves the “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” Score is a nonprofit organization that is “dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.” They are also a resource partner with the SBA that provides free online and face-to-face mentoring using a counseling force of nearly 12,000 working and retired business owners.

The National Association for the Self-Employed. The NASE provides special member services to help you become a successful entrepreneur. They can provide you with the tools and resources that can save you time and money in your personal and professional life.

U.S. Chamber Small Business Center. An arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Center has interactive tools and resources on their website designed to provide comprehensive startup assistance. Resources and tools include an expansive small-business library, a Startup Toolkit, and guidance on business exit planning.

James J. Hill Reference Library. A private, non-profit business reference library, this resource, founded by business pioneer James J. Hill, provides you with a world-class collection of valuable business information.

Your accountant can often provide you with lots of helpful resources like these. If you’re interested in learning more about the services we offer and how they can increase your profitability, call us today! We will ensure that your business venture is a success.