Edwin called the show today. He’s setting up a small business and his local bank turned him down. He wanted to know about some other resources.

I recommended he turn to the Small Business Administration (www.sba.gov) for their free or very low-cost classes, mentoring, advice, and help with applying for an SBA loan.

I also recommended SCORE, www.score.org. Score provides all sorts of free resources for small business owners. There are free workbooks, online and in person mentoring, and other networking opportunities.

Have you found any other small business resources that can help?

December 23, 2008