Several local business service agencies, such as the SBDC and local Chambers of Commerce, offer valuable training opportunities on a variety of topics that help small business owners build or operate their businesses more effectively. However, if you are looking specific help on an issue or opportunity and need the information ASAP, you may want to check out the Small Business Learning Center.
Launched in late 2012, the SBA Small Business Learning Center is an online portal that hosts a variety of self-paced online training courses, quick videos, web chats and more to help small business owners explore and learn about the many aspects of business ownership.
Content is filtered by topic, so no matter the stage of your business, or the kind of insight you need, you can quickly get answers.
For example, if you’re wondering how SBA loan programs work or just need a primer in accounting or small business taxes, check out these self-paced online financing courses and short videos. Or explore tips from the pros in these archived SBA Web Chats.
Other topics covered include starting a business as a young entrepreneur, an introduction to franchising, taking your business global with exporting, marketing 101, selling to the U.S. government, and much more.
And if you can’t find the training or advice that you need, visit the Office of Economic Development Business Resources page to find one of many small business counseling, assistance and mentoring organizations that serve businesses in Riverside.