Jean publishes a blog called the Enterprise Corner. It features articles on entrepreneurship, local industry trends, manufacturing news and periodic ‘toolbox’ articles showcasing assistance, incentives and other resources for local businesses.
The Federal Small Business Administration (SBA) has just revamped SBA.gov with all sorts of new tools and links for entrepreneurs and business owners. SBA online is jam-packed with tips & tools for starting or growing a business. The newly revised website is even more user-friendly and offers some of the most comprehensive business planning and development information available, and it's all free!
From an entrepreneurial assessment tool to writing a business plan, and searching for grants and loans to government contracting, the SBA covers all aspects of starting a business. If you've spent any time on YakimaValley.biz, you'll notice we often link to the SBA website. We don't believe in re-creating the wheel and they provide so many resources that it is especially useful for service providers as well as entrepreneurs and business owners. They've managed to make it even more interactive with added video training, testimonials and with the SBA Direct feature which allows you to enter your Zip Code for more specific information. A website is a work in progress...you are never really 'done' with it. Kudos for the SBA for keeping current.