The course topics are available at http://www.sba.gov/services/training/onlinecourses/index.html. Topics include revising business plans to reposition with current conditions, winning customers in a slowing economy, restructuring existing debt, and diversifying your customer base with federal contracts.
The most recently added course is “Downshifting in a Slowing Economy: A Business Planning Guide,” designed to help business owners reorganize and streamline their business strategies.
Other related business tools include a new automated business plan template, and an assessment and strategies guide for surviving in a slowing economy.
The SBA also noted that it can help business owners find local agency offices and lenders. Business owners can: talk with an SBA representative about financing options and identify local, participating SBA lenders; learn about SBA’s Loan Guaranty Program through an electronic guide; and receive counseling and mentoring services by talking with an SBA representative or resource partner.