Start an Eco-Friendly Business
Resources for start ups and entrepreneurs
- Learn about Starting a Green Business
- Read the Green Guide for New Businesses
- Get Energy Saving Tips and Resources
- Read about Successful Green Businesses
If you are thinking of starting a small business, or already own a small business, several free counseling and training programs are available to help you get started and expand your operations.
Services cover all aspects of starting and running a business, from getting loans and financing to start or expand to developing business plans and marketing strategies.
On the Web
If you are just getting started, your first stop online should be the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Small Business Planner. This guide provides information developing business plans, and steps to take to start, manage and sell or close a business.
For specific information about starting and managing a business in your state and local area, visit our State and Local Business Guide.
SBA offers numerous online tools and resources to help new and aspiring business owners succeed:
Local In-Person Services
The following programs provide local in-person counseling and training services for small business owners. Services cover all aspects of starting and running a business, from getting loans and financing to start or expand to developing business plans and marketing strategies.