Educational Tools


Creating an Effective Business Plan

The American Express Company’s site provides a workshop centered around the key elements of a business plan.

Entrepreneurship Education on the Web

Developed by St. Louis University, this site includes how-to information and identifies resources by business topics and functions for starting, running, and growing business.

Online Classroom

Sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development, this is a virtual campus of free online training courses, workshop announcements, and knowledge resources.

The Ultimate Trade Show Resource

Trade show information on over 500,000 shows, searchable by their name, location, type, and date.

Women’s Business Center

Created in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership, this is an interactive business training Web site for entrepreneurial women. It is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Icelandic, and Arabic. The site contains a list of the regional centers, eight of them in California, which provide long-term training, counseling, and assistance in finance, management, marketing, procurement, and the Internet.

UC Extension

This site identifies the continuing education activities and learning opportunities offered by the University of California’s Extension program, including its eight business schools statewide.

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