Starting a business from the ground up is never easy. A myriad of concerns are present, such as accounting, raising capital, investment in property, and buying raw materials. Furthermore, you also have legal and taxation issues. Understanding the rigors of starting a business, diverse non-profit organizations exist that will help you succeed.
Start Up Nation
According to Start Up Nation's website, they are entrepreneurs helping other entrepreneurs. They provide counseling services from a variety of experts and peers who have started businesses. The founders, Jeff and Rich Sloan, have won numerous awards. One notable award is the 2005 Michigan and Midwest Small Business Journalists of the Year presented by the Small Business Administration.
My Own Business
My Own Business is a non-profit organization devoted to educating entrepreneurs on how to start and run a business. According to their mission statement, they provide free coursework that builds success. Educational offering are through several channels, such as the Internet, textbooks, or classroom instruction. Another one of their goals is to foster collaboration between educational, banking, and government institutions.
My Own Business 13181 Crossroads Parkway North Suite 190 City of Industry, CA 91746 1-562-463-1800 myownbusiness.org
If you are thinking about starting a business in California, the Central California Small Business Development Center (CSBDC) can help you. Started in 1977 through nine universities, they provide mentoring services in centers scattered throughout the state. They provide free consulting from business experts in areas such as planning or cash flow management. Furthermore, they offer free seminars and have training tools available through the Internet.
Fresno & Madera Counties: California Small Business Development Center Manchester Center 3302 N. Blackstone Ave., Suite 225 Fresno, CA. 93726 1-559-230-4056 ccsbdc.org
Kings & Tulare Counties: Visalia Chamber of Commerce 220 N. Santa Fe Ave. P.O. Box 787 Visalia, CA. 93279 1-559-625-3051 ccsbdc.org
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