Use the following resources to help you in your work with aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. They are cost-free and don't require certification to use. They are also are written at a level to ensure that a community volunteer can feel comfortable presenting the information.
Business Smart Toolkit
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Smart Toolkit is a ready-to-use workshop toolkit that lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps toward becoming a credit-ready business. It is designed for local community organizations whose constituents are interested in starting a business but don't know where to begin.
The information is laid out simply in three modules, which focus on:
- Basics of business startup
- Essentials of becoming credit-ready
- How and where to find additional small business support and educational resources
Money Smart for Small Business
Money Smart for Small Business is a toolkit containing an instructor-led curriculum that provides an introduction to small business management topics. Developed jointly by SBA and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), this instructor-led curriculum consists of 13 modules that cover a wide range of interests and knowledge level of the targeted audience. Each module is available in English and Spanish and has three components including a text-accessible instructor guide, participant guide, and PowerPoint slides.
Glossary of Spanish terms
Access English-to-Spanish translations of official SBA terms to aid your work with Spanish-speaking clients:
Find official translations from English to Spanish
Access a glossary of official translations from English to Spanish used by SBA.