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Online Small Business Training

Posted Feb 18 2011 6:26am

An man taking an online business class on his computerI think it takes an adventurous spirit and a willingness to take risks when it comes to starting your own business. I admire people who have been able to start a successful business. Have you been toying with the idea of starting your own business? Starting a business can be an exciting and challenging endeavor. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reports that every year more than 10 million people consider starting a business. Of them, only three million people take the plunge and start a business.

To ensure a successful entry into the world of small business, it requires a lot of planning and careful thinking. The SBA website is an excellent place to begin researching how to go about setting up, managing, and growing your business. The SBA has a comprehensive Online Small BusinessTraining section that features podcasts, video interviews, tips, and online courses that can get you started.

The online courses cover things like: How to Start an Online Business, How to Write a Business Plan, Taking Your Business Global, and much more. The Contracting page offers a lot of information and courses on how to do business with the government and how to work with federal agencies. The courses are self-paced and take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

The other great thing the SBA offers is information on Local Counseling and Training . You can find a local SBA office in your area, as well as, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veteran’s Business Centers, and more.

If you are considering starting your own business or if you already have a business that you are trying to grow, you don’t have to do it alone. The SBA wants to see you succeed. Have any of you tried SBA’s online courses? Were they helpful?

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