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Best Resources for Small Businesses

Aug 5, 2019 1:39:38 PM / by Giselle Baumet

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“The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.”  –Luc de Clapiers

 

An entrepreneur strives to live up to one’s opportunities. If you’re an entrepreneur, you shine when you’re living to your potential. In so many ways, that’s what makes you an entrepreneur in the first place: that ambition to reach for the stars, to make your dreams real.

Luckily, small business owners do not have to reach for the stars on their own. There are many resources available to help support you to achieve your goals.

Take advantage of these resources to get your business going.

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. They provide loans, grants, disaster assistance, and surety bonds.
  • The SCORE Association (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a non-profit organization that provides free business mentoring services to small businesses. They also provide workshops and educational resources. 
  • Small Business USA help entrepreneurs learn how to start a small business. They list useful websites and information about business taxes and incentives.
  • Small Businesses provides tools to small businesses to help them grow. They help you with all the knowledge you need to start and grow a business.

 

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Maximizing your available resources is the beginning of your success.

 

Staying up to date

Our favorite online resources for informative articles and staying up to date with business news are:

Gathering a team

Don’t underestimate the value of good branding and marketing for your small business. While most small businesses don’t have the ability to hire full-time employees for all the aspects of their business needs, you can create a quality team in other ways. Here are some options.

  • Upwork is a good resource for contracting with skilled professionals, including content writers, editors, graphic designers, accountants, admin support, engineering, marketing, IT and networking, and more.
  • Fiverr also offers the opportunity to connect with skilled professionals for contracted work ‘gigs,’ and is best known for graphic and website designers, though they do offer an array of other categories.  

 

Continuing Education

Do you know you can take continuing education courses online — and free from reputable educational institutions? Here are some we recommend.

With all the available resources to small business owners, you can certainly reach for the stars...and succeed. The sky really is your limit.


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Giselle Baumet

Written by Giselle Baumet