Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The SBA offers a new, free, online course for aspiring entrepreneurs

You can't get too much of a good thing. The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) must agree; the agency's distance learning curriculum (already over 25 courses strong) is constantly expanding. The most recent addition is a self-paced "Small Business Primer" entitled Strategies for Success: Guide to Starting a Small Business.

HispanicBusiness.com reviewed the primer in: SBA Offers New Free Online Course For Aspiring Entrepreneurs (April 30, 2007). The course landing page describes the class as "easy to use and comprehensive. It can be completed in about 30 minutes."

I recommend the course and other SBA resources to all small business owners. I also recommend the free and low-cost offerings provided by the SBA's non-profit volunteer arm: SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business.

DISCLOSURE: I rotate as host and producer of SCORE Radio, sponsored by SCORE Westchester, Chapter 306. I have also taught seminars for the SBA, SCORE and other government and entrepreneurial organizations, in addition to for-credit undergraduate and graduate business courses.