Running a business is hard work. Being successful at what you do takes dedication and commitment to meet your goals, while still fulfilling the needs of yourself and your employees. With categories ranging from healthcare to benefits to marketing (among others on the sometimes huge list), it can be a daunting task to stay focused on what’s most important to you as a business owner. Which is why it is important to always keep a handy list of small business resources to help benefit all the facets of your small business.
Here are the 3 best resources available to you on the internet:
SBA.gov: The U.S Small Business Administration has been helping small business owners be successful since 1953. Their goal, as stated on their website, is to “aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.” Their website is a wealth of information for people just starting out to those who may need some help with things like marketing, loans, certifications, etc,. They also offer an interactive learning center with a tiered class structure so that you can get the basics, then learn to apply them.
ASBDC.org: If you are looking for piles upon piles of useful information and helpful resources when you are facing a quandary or issue, the America’s Small Business Development Center Network’s website has a staggering amount of curated content to assist small business owners. Since 1979, the ASBDC has acted as a comprehensive network made up of leading universities, colleges, and economic agencies (in conjunction with the SBA) set up to help any and all small business owners in the ever-changing and competitive world.
Entrepreneur.com: A private website from an offshoot of Entrepreneur Media Inc., the website is an impressive catalog of everything that you ever wanted, or needed, to know about running, owning, and operating a small business. With topics like “Start-ups” and “Run & Grow,” to more broad sections like marketing and money, the website delivers insight and information on just about everything that you can think to ask a successful business owner (they even offer an ask an entrepreneur section, how’s that for help?). The best part? It’s all free. The magazine is their breadwinner, while the information on the website is supplementary. A resource with infinite value.
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