Is 2018 the year you plan to launch your business or take it to the next level? If so, we’ve got a round up of 17 awesome free resources that can help you achieve your goals for growth. Some of these services may offer a paid subscription but the free version can provide significant value.
1. Free Business Consulting
Small Business Development Centers, SCORE Offices, Veteran-Owned Business Centers and Women-Owned Business Centers provide training and consulting to entrepreneurs. Get expert help with your business plan, marketing and social media, or even import/export help. Many of their services are free; when there are charges for services (such as training) it’s typically a nominal fee. Use this SBA locator tool to find services in your area.
2. Small Business Cyber Planner
Nothing can kill a business faster than a data breach or getting hacked. That’s why every business needs a cyber security plan. The FCC’s Small Biz Cyber Planner is an easy-to-use, free online tool you can use to create a customized planning guide to protect your business from cybersecurity threats.