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Kirstein Business Library

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Get a boost with the SBA’s Learning Center and Youtube Channel

by Amber De Angelis

Do you need extra guidance in starting and managing your small business?

The Small Business Administration has taken the time to create several tutorials and videos on a wide variety of topics.

 

SBA  Learning Center

 

Tutorials

If you go the the SBA learning center page you can view a variety of courses for free on topics such as:

  • Disaster recovery
  • Government Contracting
  • Marketing
  • Business Technology
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Loan preparation
  • And more

Each of the 29 courses is about a half hour long and is intended to give you the basics as well as to point out SBA programs that can help you. Users can toggle between the presentation outline and slide notes using the tabs in the pane on the left hand side. One note: they are presented using Flash so you can’t view them on any iOS devices, but you can view the text based versions as PDFs.

Videos

The Learning Center’s videos are also valuable.  Some videos are a great way of seeing how other small business owns came up with solutions to problems. If you go to the SBA’s Youtube account you can see more videos too. This video from their Youtube channel explains SBA issued  Loans:

Other videos include more niche topics such as:

  • Establishing an Online Presence
  • Team Building
  • Record Keeping
  • OSHA compliance

If you still need help please take advantage of our SCORE Business Fridays.  You can ask a librarian at the Kirstein reference desk or call 617-859-2142 to make an appointment.  Each appointment lasts an hour on Fridays between 10am and 1pm.

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