RESOURCES: Your road map to success starts here
Search through the GO Launch Pros list of approved free resources to put your new business on the path to success
SCORE: The Service Corp of Retired Executives— A non-profit organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses get a fresh start. Through mentor programs and partnering with the SBA, SCORE is a great way to get local hands-on guidance.
SBA: The Federal Small Business Administration— If you're looking for ways to fund your new franchise, a good resource to check out is the Small Business Association. This government run agency can put you on the path to getting loans, contracts, and guidance to help your business. A great resource for free and low-cost tools.
Avvo: Need legal advice? Check out Avvo. There you can hire business lawyers or simply post a question for free advice from multiple lawyers through their online forum. It's definitely a great tool to make sure things are done correctly from the start.
ASBDC: America's Small Business Development Centers— ASBDC is another free in-person resource for the aspiring business owner. With over 1000 local offices, the ASBDC provides free business guidance and low-cost training for new businesses throughout the US.
VBOC: Veterans Business Outreach Center— Are you a Veteran? If you are, you'll enjoy the free and personable help from the VBOC. From business plan guidance to helping you decide on a feasible startup to business tax advice, the VBOC is a must for our nation's vets.