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Managing a business

Training Icon Crime Prevention: A Guide for Small Businesses The course is directed to small business owners who are concerned about crimes within and around their businesses. This module will help you become aware of how crime can affect your firm and… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Customer Service This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to customer service and how it impacts your businessTopics include: Defining what good customer service is, implementing good customer… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Cybersecurity for Small Businesses This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to securing information in a small business.Topics include: Defining cybersecurity; Explaining the importance of securing… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Disaster Recovery: A guide to SBA’s Disaster Assistance Programs This self-paced guide is designed to provide an overview of SBA’s assistance programs, resources, tips, and regulations. GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Establishing Values for Your Business The values and culture of your company have a direct effect on your employees, customers and ultimately your bottom line. What are you doing to establish, cultivate and grow this precious… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Growing an Established Company You have started your business and now you think you are ready to grow. How do you really know if you and your company are ready for the next step? This course will help you determine if a growth… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Introduction to Human Resources Human resource management plays a critical role for small businesses, so as a small business owner it is important that you understand the main human resource management issues.  This course will… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Introduction to Pricing Learn about pricing and the impact that it has on the success of your business. From determining your price to implementing your pricing strategy this course will give you the resources to sound… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Legal Requirements for Small Business As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners. GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights What is intellectual property and how do you protect your ideas? This course gives an overview of intellectual properties and explains how to protect them. Learn why you should protect your… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Pricing Models for Successful Business This course explains pricing models your business might adopt. Learn how to set prices, calculate costs, assess competitors and much more. GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Selling Your Business This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of how to sell or close a business.Topics covered include defining a business exit strategy, transferring ownership of a… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Small Business Employee Recruitment and Retention The talent and expertise of your employees is one of your businesses’ greatest assets. This course reveals recruiting and retaining strategies to help you locate, recruit, and retain talented… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Take Your Business Global – An Introduction to Exporting This course is  intended to be a guide for small businesses to help determine if exporting, as a business strategy, makes sense and whether the basic ingredients for export readiness are in-place… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon The Recovery Through Retrofit Initiative: Creating Jobs and Saving Homeowners Money This course will provide an overview of the progress of the Recovery Through Retrofit initiative, the skills needed to make American.

Starting a Business

Training Icon Business Development Growth for Native American Businesses This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Business Development Growth for Native American Businesses. GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Buying a Business This self-paced training provides an overview of the process of buying a business and provides resources to help you decide if buying a business is right for you. Topics include how and what to… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Encore Entrepreneurs: An Introduction to Starting Your Own Business This course is designed for individuals planning to start a business after earlier career endeavors. GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Encore Entrepreneurship for Women This introduction to business planning is directed to women over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing a second career and launching their own business. GO TO COURSE
Training Icon How to Write a Business Plan This course explains the importance of business planning, defines and describes the components of a business plan, and provides access to sample plans and resources that can help you develop a… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Introduction to Franchising This self-paced training exercise presents an overview of franchising, as well as how to determine if franchising is right for you, and how to choose the right one.Topics include defining… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Jóvenes Emprendedores (Young Entrepreneurs – Spanish) Este curso les presenta a los jóvenes empresarios a los fundamentos de la creación y financiación de un negocio exitoso. Usted aprenderá a evaluar sus ideas, elegir las mejores opciones de… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Native American Business Primer This course is designed to assist Native peoples who’re thinking about starting a business, or who’re in the early stages of starting a business. GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Strategic Planning Learn what Strategic Planning is and why it is a vital part of running your business. This course will explain why strategic planning is important and describe typical steps taken in the process…. GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Young Entrepreneurs This course introduces young entrepreneurs to the basics of creating and financing a successful business.  You will learn to evaluate your ideas, choose the best financing options and legally…

Marketing

Taking Your High-Tech Product to Market Your product or service is on the cutting edge of technology, a game changer. Now you need to find the best way to get your breakthrough to market. This course will introduce you to the product… GO TO COURSE
Understanding Your Customer Knowing your customer is a vital part of effectively selling your product or service. This course will introduce you to tools and resources that will help you understand your customer and increase… GO TO COURSE
Competitive Advantage What sets you apart from your competition? Learn how to get a competitive advantage with this course. Learn how to brand, study your competition, identify customers and their preferences, create… GO TO COURSE
Market Research You have a great product or service, but who are your customers and how can you reach them? This course will give you an overview of how to identify your customer and how to market to them. GO TO COURSE
Marketing 101: A Guide to Winning Customers  This course provides a basic overview of marketing for small business owners who are looking to reach a broader customer base and expand their markets. Learn what marketing is and why it is vital… GO TO COURSE
Sales: A Guide for the Small Business Owner You have a great product or service. Now you have to sell it. This course will give you an overview of sales plans and other tools to get your product or service into your customer/consumer’s… GO TO COURSE
Social Media Marketing Are you using Social Media to help increase sales of your product or service? Do you lack the basic knowledge to take advantage of the incredible marketing reach that social media offers?  This…

 

Financing

Training Icon Financing Options for Small Businesses This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to financing options for your business.Topics include; determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Finding and Attracting Investors This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to finding and attracting investors.Topics include determining the need for outside financing, defining what an investor is and… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon How to Prepare a Loan Package This course is designed to provide a basic overview of loan packaging. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Introduction to Accounting This course is designed to provide an overview of accounting. GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Introduction to Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs Welcome to the SBA’s online training course: An introduction to crowdfunding for entrepreneurs. SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurship Education provides this self-paced training exercise as an overview… GO TO COURSE
Training Icon Savings Plans for Small Businesses This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of savings plans and strategies for your small business.Learn about the contingency and long-term savings, tax breaks,…

 

Government Contracting

SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program This tutorial is designed to help you answer the question, “Is SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program a good fit for my business?” You will be provided relevant details to inform the answer to… GO TO COURSE
ANC Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program This module is designed to inform and educate ANCs (Alaska Native Corporations) about the 8(a) Program. GO TO COURSE
Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts This course is designed to provide an overview of federal contract procedures and describe how to sell to the government.   See theGovernment Contracting… GO TO COURSE
Certificate of Competency This training program has two key objectives: (1) provide a meaningful overview of the COC program, and (2) assist contracting officers and others to better understand and to more efficiently use… GO TO COURSE
Contracting Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Federal contracting opportunities for Veterans.Topics include basic information about Veteran-owned businesses and opportunities,… GO TO COURSE
Counterfeit Parts – Prevention and Guidance This presentation is about the growing problem of counterfeit parts in federal procurement.  Specifically, it is about preventing the acquisition of counterfeit parts in government contracting. GO TO COURSE
How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals This course explains the government’s contract-solicitation process and describes how to prepare a proposal in response.   See theGovernment Contracting… GO TO COURSE
HUBZone Mini-Primer #1 Understanding HUBZone DesignationsThis HUBZone Mini-Primer is about helping firms to better understand what HUBZone designations are, how they are determined, where they… GO TO COURSE
HUBZone Mini-Primer #2 HUBZone Eligibility Requirements:
Principal Office – Employees – ResidencyThis presentation is about HUBZone eligibility requirements, specifically principal office…
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HUBZone Mini-Primer #3 Understanding HUBZone Protests This presentation is about understanding HUBZone status protests. It is the third module in a series of Mini-Primers about the HUBZone… GO TO COURSE
Market Research – A Guide for Contracting Officers This course is about market research. Specifically, understanding and using market research to find qualified small business vendors.   See the Government… GO TO COURSE
NHO Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program Provides an overview of the 8(a) Program for Hawaiian Native Corporations and NHO-owned businesses. GO TO COURSE
Non-Manufacturer Rule Primer This course is designed to provide an overview of the Non‐Manufacturer Rule, describing what it is, why it’s important and how it’s applied.   See the GO TO COURSE
Price Evaluation Preference – HUBZone Program Guide for Contracting Officers This course is about the price evaluation preference — available for HUBZone firms.  It is intended for contracting officers and other contracting personnel, specific to the HUBZone program.  … GO TO COURSE
Small Business Contracting Emergency Acquisition Procedures Guide for contracting officers and others to become more aware of emergency acquisition procedures. GO TO COURSE
Small Business Primer – Understanding Small Business Size Standards and Affiliation This training module describes what size standards are, how they are established, why they are important, how they are used, where to find them and how to determine if a specific business concern… GO TO COURSE
The HUBZone Primer – Eligibility & Certification Requirements This course is about federal contract markets and participating in those markets as a HUBZone certified firm.  See the Government Contracting Classroom… GO TO COURSE
The WOSB Advantage This course is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.   See the Government Contracting Classroomfor more… GO TO COURSE
Tribal Enterprise Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program Business Guide for tribal enterprises regarding the 8(a) Business Development Program. GO TO COURSE
Women Owned Small Business Program – A Primer for Contracting Officers This course, for contracting officers, is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.   See theGovernment Contracting…

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