Check out these organizations that provide free or low-cost business mentorship and training that will help you grow and establish your business.
SCORE – America’s premiere source for free and confidential business advice for small business entrepreneurs. Connect in person or via email.
Small Business Development Centers – Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) offer consulting and training to small business owners around the country. Find the nearest SBDC to your home and utilize their free resources to help grow your business.
Micromentor – Micromentor is ideal for start-up and early stage business that want to receive one on one business counseling from a mentor. Visit the site to register and find a mentor with relative experience in your industry.
Office of Women’s Business Ownership (WBC) – Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged, are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses.
Veteran Business Outreach Center – The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.
Opportunity Finance Network – Opportunity Finance Network is the leading national network of CDFIs. Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are private financial institutions that are 100% dedicated to delivering responsible, affordable lending to help disinvested people and communities join the economic mainstream.