Small Business Administration
Starting a business is a big step, and once you open your doors, there’s a lot to learn – really fast – to be successful. Get a leg up by taking advantage of the free online courses from the SBA, which will give you a great grounding in important topics related to your business.
An Introduction to Starting Your Own Business
Learn how to choose a business idea, develop a business model, and write a business plan.
Small Business Readiness Assessment Tool
A simple questionnaire to help you decide if you're ready to launch.
Loan & Grant Search
Use this tool to find government financing programs for which you may qualify.
Enter your zip code to connect with your nearest SBA office and other local resources.
How to Prepare a Business Plan
The essential elements of a business plan, plus access to resources and sample plans you can learn from.
Business Plan Tools
A step-by-step interactive guide to help you create your business plan.
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