Tips for starting a small business
MILWAUKEE - This is National Small Business Week and now would be a great time to visit the website for the Small Business Administation at SBA.gov. This site has a lot of great information about things like how to create a business plan, qualify for government contracts, get online training, and connecting to local resources.
In addition, throughout the week, they will be offering live and recorded sessions from speakers who will be discussing tips on everything from finding loans and capital for your business, using technology and social networking, to presentations from people who took an idea and turned it into a successful business.
There are a number of schemes and scams that can really trip you up, especially if you are just starting out. Before you pay money, sign contracts, or agree to anything, make sure that you have all of the facts and check things out with a trusted source, such as the Small Business Administration, a successful mentor, or consumer agencies and resources like our call for action office. We are here to help small business owners as well as consumers with resources, education, and mediation.