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The U.S. Small Business Administration offers a wealth of articles, videos and online training sessions about starting and managing a small business, applying for loans and grants, and contracting.

Small Business Development Centers, run in part by the SBA, provide entrepreneurs with free, in-person, one-on-one guidance.

Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families offers free and low-cost in-person and online programs for veteran entrepreneurs.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a Veteran Entrepreneur Portal which has information about starting and funding a small business, operating a franchise, and doing business with the VA. Helpful tools and resources are also listed.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website has tips on starting a small business, as well as recommended reading pages.

The Library of Congress’ Business Reference Services offers a guide of books and publications that may be helpful to small business owners.

12 Steps to Starting a Small Business

Getting a company up and running requires planning, making important financial decisions, and completing legal paperwork, but you can start by following these key actions.

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Small Business Bootcamps

Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families offers entrepreneurship training programs. Each is designed to give veterans the foundation to launch and grow a small business.

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