To help you learn more about small business, listed below are an assortment of resource types.
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)
SBDCs provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals
and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The
program is a cooperative effort of the private sector; the educational community; and federal, state, and local governments; and is an
integral component of Entrepreneurial Development's network of training and counseling services.
SCORE, "Counselors to America's Small Business," is a resource partner of the SBA dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation,
growth and success of small businesses nationwide. There are more than 12,400 SCORE volunteers in 364 chapters operating in over 800
locations who assist small businesses with business counseling and training. SCORE also operates an active online counseling initiative at
Women's Business Centers (WBCs)
Women's Business Centers represent a national network of nearly 100 educational centers designed to assist women start and grow small
businesses. WBCs operate with the mission to "even the playing field" for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the
world of business.
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