The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a learning center which contains short, 30-minute courses on financing, government contracting, managing a business, marketing and how to start a business. Overall, there are 60 total courses and the most recent published courses cover how to take a high-tech product to market, SBA’s mentor program and a disaster recovery guide if your business was affected by a natural disaster. Below are other highlighted courses that will take your business to the next level:
- Financing Options for Small Businesses
This training exercise is an introduction to financing options for your business. Topics include; determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel investors, crowd funding and other financial options available to small businesses.
- 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 opportunity is right for you.
- 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 hands.
- 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.
- 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, retirement savings and much more.
The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM) is a sister agency to the SBA and EXIM supports small businesses that export abroad by providing loan guarantees and export credit insurance in case a foreign buyer doesn’t pay. If you would like to learn more, please contact your local EXIM rep below: