Small Business Resources

Decatur Score Chapter
http://www.decatur.scorechapter.org/

Decatur SCORE Chapter #296 is a part of SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business," a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation's small businesses. SCORE Chapter #296 provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. SCORE Chapter 296 also offers workshops, for a modest fee, for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs. SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Counselors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management and business plan preparation. We have assisted many clients in obtaining business loans.

Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. 

Chambers of Commerce (Local)
Entrepreneur Magazine
http://www.entrepreneur.com/

For nearly 30 years, Entrepreneur has been the definitive guide to all the diverse challenges of business ownership.  The magazine has quickly expanded along with the needs of its readers, equipping entrepreneurs with the critical information they require and demand to grow their businesses.  Entrepreneurs have a community with the magazine ­— a place they can go to learn how to face business challenges head-on and persevere.  Every issue of Entrepreneur is as inspirational as it is informational, covering what inspires entrepreneurs as well as what they need to know to succeed.