Anyone who runs a business from their home needs some help from time to time. Check out these resources for home based business owners.
Small Business Administration – The SBA, which is run by the US government, is a great resource for owners of small businesses. They offer everything from small business planning, to advice and help on running a business, to local resources, to financial assistance. Definitely a great place for small business owners to look for help and advice. You can find their website at sba.org.
Score.org – Score is a partner with the SBA, and is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping small businesses grow and educating entrepreneurs. They offer free, confidential business counseling, low cost business workshops, “how to” articles, and free business templates. Once your business is up and running, you can also volunteer with Score to help other business owners succeed.
Inc.com – Inc.com is “the daily resource for entrepreneurs”. They offer free business advice, information on companies of all sizes, and also have a blog and magazine.
Allbusiness.com – Allbusiness.com offers several helpful things for small business owners. They have several blogs on the subjects of business, marketing, tax and finances, legal questions and more. They also have discussion forums where you can ask experts and other business owners for help.
No matter what sort of business you run or what industry you’re in (or even if you’re just thinking about starting a business), there are lots of resources out there to help you. Getting some advice from a successful businessman or woman who has been where you are can be invaluable in getting your business started and succeeding.