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Business Essentials

Turning your dream into a business

Is your dream to start a business and become your own boss? You’re not alone! More than 33 million small businesses operate and employ nearly half of our nation’s workforce. On our Business Essentials portal, you can learn about the building blocks that will help you turn your bright idea into a business so that you can pursue entrepreneurship with confidence.

Be the first to access our new guides, events, courses and blogs to get on the path to business success.

Planning your business

Solid planning is the foundation of any successful business. Gain access to key planning tools to help you refine your business idea and better prepare you to launch your business.

Launching your business

Kickstart your entrepreneurial journey by leveraging our resources to help you navigate legal considerations, open a brick-and-mortar location, secure funding and much more!

Growing your business

Take your business to the next level by building upon your successful work and implementing our business strategies to help you reach new levels. Your future is within reach.

Start your business roadmap

Use our step-by-step guide to starting a business to turn your bright idea into a reality. Your success is within reach!

Find Local Help

There are many organizations willing to help you start and grow your business, often for low or no cost. Find business assistance providers near you.

Events & Videos

Browse our library of upcoming and recorded webinars on your own time and learn about access to capital, business planning, benefits, and more from the Small Business Majority team and our expert guests.