As a small business owner, you should use the SBA for training, for gaining government contracts and for guaranteed loans from your local institution. Watch the video which introduces SBA. http://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/video/sba-introduction?ms=carousel-fp
The SBA has offices across the country. You should visit the local office in your area. They often courses locally and there are many online sources of information on the SBA site.
For a new business owner not to use the services of the SBA is unwise. There is absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.
The SBA is not the only source of learning. Your local junior college or university probably offers free courses on how to start a business. These courses are often taught by experienced retired business owners. Therefore you get first-hand information, especially about your area.
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