The following websites provide information and resources on starting and running your own small business or franchise and where to find local small business consulting services.
The commercial site provides basic information about franchising as well as a guide to franchise opportunities in the U.S./Canada and abroad.
This virtual campus of free online training courses, workshop announcements, and knowledge resources is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Entrepreneurial Development.
SCORE - San Diego Chapter
SCORE provides free business counseling to small business owners throughout San Diego County.
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - North San Diego County
The SBDC provides free consulting services, resources, and workshops to small businesses in North County San Diego. They have the knowledge and resources to help you build and maintain a successful business.