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There are many sources of information available to the small business person, and much of it is free: Chamber of Commerce - Your local Chamber can provide a wealth of business related help, including contacts with other business owners, seminars on a variety business subjects, plus data on a variety of businesses within your community.

Public Library - Your local library contains a wide variety of books, pamphlets, brochures, and statistical data on business at the federal, state, and local level.

Small Business Administration - The SBA is a federal agency that assist small businesses.

The SBA provides a variety of services to owners or prospective owners of small businesses with financial aid (primarily through local lenders), and help in procuring government contracts.

SBDC - The Small Business Development Centers are sponsored by the SBA in cooperation with the They provide free quality assistance, counseling, and training to prospective and existing business owners SBI - Small Business Institutes are university-based programs, which utilize students of small business management classes to assist small business owners in solving problems.

The owners receive the assistance they need and the students gain valuable practical experience.

Contact your local SBDC office for further information.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS )offers a variety of management assistance programs to the small business person.

Local IRS offices sponsor seminars at regular intervals to inform business owners of tax filing obligations.

For tax questions State Department of Revenue and Taxation - The SCDR&T also offers a variety of information to small business owners.

Banker - A banker can help set up your business checking account, provide loan and other financial guidance, and help with credit card merchant services.

Insurance Agent - An insurance agent can evaluate your insurance needs and set up a package to cover your specific type of business.

You should talk with several agents, compare the coverage and costs of the insurance they offer, and select the program best suited to your business' needs.

CONCLUSION: Be prepared for frustration.

Be persistent.

Be willing to work harder and longer hours.

Forget about the forty-hour week. No one will look after your money, your property, and your business like you will Managing your own business will be a personally and financially rewarding experience.

Good Luck to all of you who choose to embark on a business venture, bonne chance a tous, You will not regret it. Your quality of life will be better regardless of how much money you make.

Lionne Club, March 4 2008, 2:58 PM


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