Looking for small business counseling and training close to home? SBA can help! SBA provides small business counseling and training through a variety of programs and resource partners across the country. Check out the resources below to determine which resource best suits your needs.
SBA operates full service district offices in every state of the country. Counseling, training and business development specialists at your local office are available to help you start and grow your business. Chances are good that there’s a district office located in your area!
SBDCS provides 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 www.score.org.
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.