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Encore Entrepreneurship for Women

This introduction to business planning is directed to women over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing a second career and launching their own business.

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Counterfeit Parts – Prevention and Guidance

This presentation is about the growing problem of counterfeit parts in federal procurement.  Specifically, it is about preventing the acquisition of counterfeit parts in government contracting.

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Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to securing information in a small business.

Topics include: Defining cybersecurity; Explaining the importance of securing...

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HUBZone Mini-Primer #3

Understanding HUBZone Protests 

This presentation is about understanding HUBZone status protests. It is the third module in a series of Mini-Primers about the HUBZone...

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HUBZone Mini-Primer #2

HUBZone Eligibility Requirements:
Principal Office – Employees – Residency 

This presentation is about HUBZone eligibility requirements, specifically principal office...

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Small Business Primer – Understanding Small Business Size Standards and Affiliation

This training module describes what size standards are, how they are established, why they are important, how they are used, where to find them and how to determine if a specific business concern...

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Competitive Advantage

What sets you apart from your competition? Learn how to get a competitive advantage with this course. Learn how to brand, study your competition, identify customers and their preferences, create...

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Establishing Values for Your Business

The values and culture of your company have a direct effect on your employees, customers and ultimately your bottom line. What are you doing to establish, cultivate and grow this precious...

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Certificate of Competency

This training program has two key objectives: (1) provide a meaningful overview of the COC program, and (2) assist contracting officers and others to better understand and to more efficiently use...

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Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights

What is intellectual property and how do you protect your ideas? This course gives an overview of intellectual properties and explains how to protect them. Learn why you should protect your...

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Small Business Employee Recruitment and Retention

The talent and expertise of your employees is one of your businesses’ greatest assets. This course reveals recruiting and retaining strategies to help you locate, recruit, and retain talented...

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Young Entrepreneurs

This course introduces young entrepreneurs to the basics of creating and financing a successful business.  You will learn to evaluate your ideas, choose the best financing options and legally...

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Jóvenes Emprendedores (Young Entrepreneurs - Spanish)

Este curso les presenta a los jóvenes empresarios a los fundamentos de la creación y financiación de un negocio exitoso. Usted aprenderá a evaluar sus ideas, elegir las mejores opciones de...

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Strategic Planning

Learn what Strategic Planning is and why it is a vital part of running your business. This course will explain why strategic planning is important and describe typical steps taken in the process....

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Savings Plans for Small Businesses

This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of savings plans and strategies for your small business.

Learn about the contingency and long-term savings, tax breaks,...

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Selling Your Business

This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of how to sell or close a business.

Topics covered include defining a business exit strategy, transferring ownership of a...

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Buying a Business

This self-paced training provides an overview of the process of buying a business and provides resources to help you decide if buying a business is right for you. Topics include how and what to...

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Finding and Attracting Investors

This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to finding and attracting investors.

Topics include determining the need for outside financing, defining what an investor is and...

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Financing Options for Small Businesses

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to financing options for your business.

Topics include; determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel...

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HUBZone Mini-Primer #1

Understanding HUBZone Designations

This HUBZone Mini-Primer is about helping firms to better understand what HUBZone designations are, how they are determined, where they...

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Business Development Growth for Native American Businesses

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Business Development Growth for Native American Businesses.

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How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals

This course explains the government’s contract-solicitation process and describes how to prepare a proposal in response.   See the Government Contracting...

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Contracting Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Federal contracting opportunities for Veterans.

Topics include basic information about Veteran-owned businesses and opportunities,...

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Customer Service

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to customer service and how it impacts your business

Topics include: Defining what good customer service is, implementing good customer...

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Small Business Contracting Emergency Acquisition Procedures

Guide for contracting officers and others to become more aware of emergency acquisition procedures.

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Tribal Enterprise Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program

Business Guide for tribal enterprises regarding the 8(a) Business Development Program.

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NHO Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program

Provides an overview of the 8(a) Program for Hawaiian Native Corporations and NHO-owned businesses.

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ANC Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program

This module is designed to inform and educate ANCs (Alaska Native Corporations) about the 8(a) Program.

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Veteran Owned Small Business - Contracting Programs

This training module provides an overview of the key contracting programs that support veteran owned small businesses.  Specifically, it describes, explains and outlines the differences between...

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Introduction to Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the SBA’s online training course: An introduction to crowdfunding for entrepreneurs. SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurship Education provides this self-paced training exercise as an overview...

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Disaster Recovery: A guide to SBA's Disaster Assistance Programs

This self-paced guide is designed to provide an overview of SBA’s assistance programs, resources, tips, and regulations.

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The Recovery Through Retrofit Initiative: Creating Jobs and Saving Homeowners Money

This course will provide an overview of the progress of the Recovery Through Retrofit initiative, the skills needed to make American.

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Encore Entrepreneurs: An Introduction to Starting Your Own Business

This course is designed for individuals planning to start a business after earlier career endeavors.

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Price Evaluation Preference - HUBZone Program Guide for Contracting Officers

This course is about the price evaluation preference -- available for HUBZone firms.  It is intended for contracting officers and other contracting personnel, specific to the HUBZone program.  ...

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Market Research - A Guide for Contracting Officers

This course is about market research. Specifically, understanding and using market research to find qualified small business vendors.   See the Government...

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Non-Manufacturer Rule Primer

This course is designed to provide an overview of the Non‐Manufacturer Rule, describing what it is, why it’s important and how it’s applied.   See the ...

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Women Owned Small Business Program - A Primer for Contracting Officers

This course, for contracting officers, is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.   See the Government Contracting...

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The WOSB Advantage

This course is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.   See the Government Contracting Classroom for more...

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The HUBZone Primer - Eligibility & Certification Requirements

This course is about federal contract markets and participating in those markets as a HUBZone certified firm.  See the Government Contracting Classroom...

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Take Your Business Global - An Introduction to Exporting

This course is  intended to be a guide for small businesses to help determine if exporting, as a business strategy, makes sense and whether the basic ingredients for export readiness are in-place...

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Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts

This course is designed to provide an overview of federal contract procedures and describe how to seell to the government.   See the Government Contracting...

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Crime Prevention: A Guide for Small Businesses

The course is directed to small business owners who are concerned about crimes within and around their businesses. This module will help you become aware of how crime can affect your firm and...

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Native American Business Primer

This course is designed to assist Native peoples who're thinking about starting a business, or who're in the early stages of starting a business.

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Introduction to Franchising

This self-paced training exercise presents an overview of franchising, as well as how to determine if franchising is right for you, and how to choose the right one.

Topics include defining...

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How to Write a Business Plan

This course explains the importance of business planning, defines and describes the components of a business plan, and provides access to sample plans and resources that can help you develop a...

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Introduction to Accounting

This course is designed to provide an overview of accounting.

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Marketing 101: A Guide to Winning Customers

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of marketing. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are...

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How to Prepare a Loan Package

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of loan packaging. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are...

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Finance Primer: Guide to SBA Loan Guaranty Programs

This course is about financing a small business and SBA's loan guaranty programs. It is a practical course with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small firms who are...

Go to Course
Media Type Title Description View Details
Training Icon
FEATURED
Encore Entrepreneurship for Women

This introduction to business planning is directed to women over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing a second career and launching their own business.

Go to Course
Training Icon
FEATURED
Counterfeit Parts – Prevention and Guidance

This presentation is about the growing problem of counterfeit parts in federal procurement.  Specifically, it is about preventing the acquisition of counterfeit parts in government contracting....

Go to Course
Training Icon
FEATURED
Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to securing information in a small business.

Topics include: Defining cybersecurity; Explaining the importance of securing...

Go to Course
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HUBZone Mini-Primer #3

Understanding HUBZone Protests 

This presentation is about understanding HUBZone status protests. It is the third module in a series of Mini-Primers about the HUBZone...

Go to Course
Training Icon
HUBZone Mini-Primer #2

HUBZone Eligibility Requirements:
Principal Office – Employees – Residency 

This presentation is about HUBZone eligibility requirements, specifically principal office...

Go to Course
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Small Business Primer – Understanding Small Business Size Standards and Affiliation

This training module describes what size standards are, how they are established, why they are important, how they are used, where to find them and how to determine if a specific business concern...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Competitive Advantage

What sets you apart from your competition? Learn how to get a competitive advantage with this course. Learn how to brand, study your competition, identify customers and their preferences, create...

Go to Course
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Establishing Values for Your Business

The values and culture of your company have a direct effect on your employees, customers and ultimately your bottom line. What are you doing to establish, cultivate and grow this precious...

Go to Course
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Certificate of Competency

This training program has two key objectives: (1) provide a meaningful overview of the COC program, and (2) assist contracting officers and others to better understand and to more efficiently use...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights

What is intellectual property and how do you protect your ideas? This course gives an overview of intellectual properties and explains how to protect them. Learn why you should protect your...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Small Business Employee Recruitment and Retention

The talent and expertise of your employees is one of your businesses’ greatest assets. This course reveals recruiting and retaining strategies to help you locate, recruit, and retain talented...

Go to Course
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Young Entrepreneurs

This course introduces young entrepreneurs to the basics of creating and financing a successful business.  You will learn to evaluate your ideas, choose the best financing options and legally...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Jóvenes Emprendedores (Young Entrepreneurs - Spanish)

Este curso les presenta a los jóvenes empresarios a los fundamentos de la creación y financiación de un negocio exitoso. Usted aprenderá a evaluar sus ideas, elegir las mejores opciones de...

Go to Course
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Strategic Planning

Learn what Strategic Planning is and why it is a vital part of running your business. This course will explain why strategic planning is important and describe typical steps taken in the process....

Go to Course
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Savings Plans for Small Businesses

This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of savings plans and strategies for your small business.

Learn about the contingency and long-term savings, tax breaks,...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Selling Your Business

This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of how to sell or close a business.

Topics covered include defining a business exit strategy, transferring ownership of a...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Buying a Business

This self-paced training provides an overview of the process of buying a business and provides resources to help you decide if buying a business is right for you. Topics include how and what to...

Go to Course
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Finding and Attracting Investors

This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to finding and attracting investors.

Topics include determining the need for outside financing, defining what an investor is and...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Financing Options for Small Businesses

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to financing options for your business.

Topics include; determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel...

Go to Course
Training Icon
HUBZone Mini-Primer #1

Understanding HUBZone Designations

This HUBZone Mini-Primer is about helping firms to better understand what HUBZone designations are, how they are determined, where they...

Go to Course
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Business Development Growth for Native American Businesses

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Business Development Growth for Native American Businesses.

Go to Course
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How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals

This course explains the government’s contract-solicitation process and describes how to prepare a proposal in response.   See the Government Contracting...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Contracting Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Federal contracting opportunities for Veterans.

Topics include basic information about Veteran-owned businesses and opportunities,...

Go to Course
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Customer Service

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to customer service and how it impacts your business

Topics include: Defining what good customer service is, implementing good customer...

Go to Course
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Small Business Contracting Emergency Acquisition Procedures

Guide for contracting officers and others to become more aware of emergency acquisition procedures.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Tribal Enterprise Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program

Business Guide for tribal enterprises regarding the 8(a) Business Development Program.

Go to Course
Training Icon
NHO Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program

Provides an overview of the 8(a) Program for Hawaiian Native Corporations and NHO-owned businesses.

Go to Course
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ANC Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program

This module is designed to inform and educate ANCs (Alaska Native Corporations) about the 8(a) Program.

Go to Course
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Veteran Owned Small Business - Contracting Programs

This training module provides an overview of the key contracting programs that support veteran owned small businesses.  Specifically, it describes, explains and outlines the differences between...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Introduction to Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the SBA’s online training course: An introduction to crowdfunding for entrepreneurs. SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurship Education provides this self-paced training exercise as an overview...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Disaster Recovery: A guide to SBA's Disaster Assistance Programs

This self-paced guide is designed to provide an overview of SBA’s assistance programs, resources, tips, and regulations.

Go to Course
Training Icon
The Recovery Through Retrofit Initiative: Creating Jobs and Saving Homeowners Money

This course will provide an overview of the progress of the Recovery Through Retrofit initiative, the skills needed to make American.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Encore Entrepreneurs: An Introduction to Starting Your Own Business

This course is designed for individuals planning to start a business after earlier career endeavors.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Price Evaluation Preference - HUBZone Program Guide for Contracting Officers

This course is about the price evaluation preference -- available for HUBZone firms.  It is intended for contracting officers and other contracting personnel, specific to the HUBZone program.  ...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Market Research - A Guide for Contracting Officers

This course is about market research. Specifically, understanding and using market research to find qualified small business vendors.   See the Government...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Non-Manufacturer Rule Primer

This course is designed to provide an overview of the Non‐Manufacturer Rule, describing what it is, why it’s important and how it’s applied.   See the ...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Women Owned Small Business Program - A Primer for Contracting Officers

This course, for contracting officers, is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.   See the Government Contracting...

Go to Course
Training Icon
The WOSB Advantage

This course is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.   See the Government Contracting Classroom for more...

Go to Course
Training Icon
The HUBZone Primer - Eligibility & Certification Requirements

This course is about federal contract markets and participating in those markets as a HUBZone certified firm.  See the Government Contracting Classroom...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Take Your Business Global - An Introduction to Exporting

This course is  intended to be a guide for small businesses to help determine if exporting, as a business strategy, makes sense and whether the basic ingredients for export readiness are in-place...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts

This course is designed to provide an overview of federal contract procedures and describe how to seell to the government.   See the Government Contracting...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Crime Prevention: A Guide for Small Businesses

The course is directed to small business owners who are concerned about crimes within and around their businesses. This module will help you become aware of how crime can affect your firm and...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Native American Business Primer

This course is designed to assist Native peoples who're thinking about starting a business, or who're in the early stages of starting a business.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Introduction to Franchising

This self-paced training exercise presents an overview of franchising, as well as how to determine if franchising is right for you, and how to choose the right one.

Topics include defining...

Go to Course
Training Icon
How to Write a Business Plan

This course explains the importance of business planning, defines and describes the components of a business plan, and provides access to sample plans and resources that can help you develop a...

Go to Course
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Introduction to Accounting

This course is designed to provide an overview of accounting.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Marketing 101: A Guide to Winning Customers

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of marketing. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are...

Go to Course
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How to Prepare a Loan Package

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of loan packaging. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Finance Primer: Guide to SBA Loan Guaranty Programs

This course is about financing a small business and SBA's loan guaranty programs. It is a practical course with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small firms who are...

Go to Course

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