Have a Little Class
Small-business newbies can learn the ropes online.
Need a crash course in entrepreneurship? Check out the online classroom at the SBA Web site, where you can learn all about the ins and outs of starting and running your own business. According to James O'Connor, director of the Office of e-Small Business at the SBA, "The [class] is comprehensive and easy to use."
This free, interactive class offers specific sections ranging from basic start-up information-such as deciding what kind of business to launch-to detailed lessons on accounting and cash flow. More than just a series of articles, the class reads like an interesting textbook--complete with charts and quizzes at the end of each section.
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