December is National Write a Business Plan Month

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How To Write a Business Plan

It's National Write a Business Plan Month

Writing a business plan doesn't have to be intimidating. Check out these templates and tools from the SBA to get you started. 

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Asset-Based Lending: What is the Upside and Downside?

When a business has assets, and needs working capital to operate and grow, it may want to consider an asset-based loan or line of credit.

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Native Ads: What they are and How to Use Them

Native ads are a popular kind of ad that blends in with a site's content. But if you're planning to use them, there are precautions you need to keep in mind.

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Customer Service Best Practices


What qualifies as good customer service? How can you implement a customer service plan? When is it time to make changes to your customer service policy? This course will help you to understand how to handle customer service as a small business owner.


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SCORE LIVE Webinar: 20 Things No One Tells Millennials about Entrepreneurship

December 28, 2017 1:00pm ET/10:00am PT

With the successes of Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Spiegel, it’s easy for millennials to become enchanted by the idea of becoming an entrepreneur. Their dreams are becoming reality—according to recent studies, millennials are starting businesses at younger ages than previous generations.

During this webinar produced by SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Ashley Williams will share eye-opening truths that she learned as a millennial entrepreneur in hopes to empower millennials looking to start a company.

You will learn how to:

  • Create an action plan for your idea
  • Surround yourself with the best possible team
  • Test your idea in the market
  • Develop the perseverance needed for success


NSBW Awards Tile

For over 50 years, National Small Business Week has served as our nation’s salute to small business owners. SBA is currently accepting nominations for a variety of awards, including SBA’s signature award, the National Small Business Person of the Year.

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Disaster jobs

The SBA is hiring to fill temporary positions to provide aid to those affected by the recent hurricanes. Check out the list of positions open at this time on the disaster section of the website.

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