Business Resources and Articles

Business Resources           

SBA - The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) web site,, is in invaluable resource to gain information about procurement, financing and certifying your business. Did you know that the SBA offers an extensive library of online training courses across 16 categories that you can view to get a better handle on budgeting, taxes, marketing, and other small business tactics. The information is free and accessible 24/7.

SCORE - Since our beginning, SCORE has provided small businesses with essential guidance, strategic direction and insights from its more than 16,000 counselor corps of retired and in some cases, still actively employed volunteers. SCORE's free online counseling module is one of the best we've seen, so ask a SCORE counselor your business's free!

SBDC - Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The program is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments and is an integral component of Entrepreneurial Development's network of training and counseling services. Find the nearest SBDC.

PTAC - The Defense Logistics Agency, on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, administers the DoD Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP). Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) are a local resource available at no or nominal cost that can provide assistance to business firms in marketing products and services to the Federal, state and local governments. Find the nearest PTAC.

WIPP - Women Impacting Public Policy, Inc. (WIPP) is a national bi-partisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women and minorities in business in the legislative processes of our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other small business organizations.

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