SBA Offers Information on Steps to Finding a Mentor


When you have made that important decision to go into business on your own, remember that you can obtain free assistance from experienced mentors who are approved by the Small Business Administration. This means you can benefit from valuable advice and guidance from others who already have successfully operated businesses. They do this purely to help you, and not for personal gain.

It’s a great relief for many new small business owners to discover this resource is easily available at no cost through the SBA. You can learn all about mentoring and guidance planning on our comprehensive website, We have assembled the facts, applications and programs offered by the SBA for you in one easy-to-navigate website that is open 24/7.

These government-sponsored mentoring programs are available to you online and in your local community. There are SBA development centers for owners of small businesses, women and minority owned businesses. SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, is a wonderful nationwide network of over 13,000 retired business men and women who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise with you.

Depending upon your type of business, you may also receive guidance from trade associations in groups or in a one-on-one meeting basis. You may also be meeting with other new business owners and can share ideas as well as experiences you encounter in your business adventure. If your business plans involve working with or selling to the federal government, there is a special General Services Administration (GSA) mentoring program to help smooth the way and help you improve performance on government contracts.

You may already know or have a business mentor; the SBA can help you find additional help and new ideas through their mentor programs. You can find mentors who are experienced in your very area of business and who is located conveniently in your local community. Contact us today to discover how mentor programs can help your small business become successful faster, with less hassle. The arrangements will be structured, so you are assured of mutually beneficial time with your guide. Explore the possibilities of SBA sponsored mentoring programs now, at

To apply for funding for your small business, use the form on the right to begin the application process.

For more information, go to SBA at

SBA Offers Information on Steps to Finding a Mentor was last modified: June 20th, 2012 by Amit Kraidman
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