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The SBA has an online learning center!

Small Business Learning Center – Online Courses, Videos, and Interactive Chat

The learning center is a redesigned, online learning portal for small business entrepreneurs. It has a streamlined, searchable catalog of small business educational resources including self-paced, free courses, videos and web sessions.


Have you ever mentored entrepreneurs who aren’t entirely clear on what competition they face?  Finding the right competitive research and analysis for a specific industry can be challenging but now it’s easier. features a free, easy-to-use tool called SizeUp that helps small businesses look at how their business industry stacks up against the competition in specific locations and provides information on where to advertise. Simply enter the industry, city and state to get access to customizable reports and statistics about the industry and its competition.

Events Calendar – Locate Business Training and Seminars

SBA and its partners, including Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE, hold hundreds of small business training seminars and workshops across the country. With SBA’s Events Calendar, small businesses can quickly find and sign up for training. Enter a date range and/or zip code to locate events in your area. 

Business Plan Writer

The new Build a Business Plan tool guides entrepreneurs through the process of creating a basic, downloadable business plan. The tool is secure and confidential and will keep the plan on record for up to six months for downloading or emailing at any time.