SCORE, mentors to America’s small business, is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide. Volunteers are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders who share their wisdom and lessons learned in business. They offer free and confidential business advice through Ask SCORE online, face-to-face mentoring, workshops and more.
Supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the OSBDC offers assistance with business plans, marketing research and identification, international trade, cash flow analysis and general management
The SBA helps women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. Connect with the training and funding opportunities specifically for women.
10 Steps to Start Your Business
Research the best place to locate your business.
How to start with a balance sheet, picking a method of accounting, get accounting help, and managing business credit.
Learn how to find and win contracts with the federal government, gain a competitive edge with help from the SBA’s business developement programs, and find counseling and training resources to help you understand the federal contracting process.