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Center for Business Outreach -Department of Business and Economics

Relationship building, resources for students campus-wide.

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There are many resources available to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Rhode Island, itself, has many organizations that offer free counseling, workshops, referrals, networking opportunities, etc. Before you pay a consultant or purchase a book or software, check out the links below to get started. Use your network to gain knowledge and expertise. Ask questions, research, try out ideas and move forward. Business model not working? Flexibility is key - pivot and try again! Reach out to the folks below and ask for help. It's what they do.

MGT 490 & Other Courses

How To Guides, Tools, Templates, & More

Start Up and Growth Planning Tools

How to Start a Restaurant (or food truck) in RI

SEED = Southeastern Economic Development Corporation business plan template. Financial templates and workshops available. SEED provides funding for startups who have been denied bank loans.

Free sample business plans - online template.

Management Help - Virtual Database (all things business-related)

Women in Business (loan resources):

Innovation Café Global

Legal resourcesNolo and SBA breakdown of structures and RI Secretary of State for startups, nonprofits, etc.

Kaufman Foundation (resources)

SCORE Deluxe Startup Business Plan Template