The 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 to understand the steps to building a business that is credit-ready. It is designed for local community organizations whose constituents are interested in starting a business but do not know where to begin.
The information is laid out simply in three modules.
The three modules focus on:
- Basics of business startup
- Essentials of becoming credit-ready
- How and where to find additional small business support and educational resources
Each module has approximately 60‐90 minutes of presentation material. The modules can be presented in a one-day [or multiple day] workshop(s), depending on what is best suited for the individual community. The toolkit and accompanying instructor guide are written at a level so that a community volunteer can feel comfortable presenting the information.
If you would like more information or have questions, email BusinessSmart@sba.gov. Please allow two business days for a response.