There are a several programs that can help you start your own business:
IPE (Individualized Plan for Employment) is a program for individuals who are eligible for services through Vocational Rehabilitation.
SCORE, “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” is a source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
- The SCORE Association, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneurial education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide.
- SCORE offers small business advice and training.
- SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The Hawaii Small Business Development Center offers online training and individual counseling. They have offices on every island.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers information on how to start your business, writing a business plan and financing. There are district and local SBA offices in each state. To find an office near you, see the contact information in the resource section of this fact sheet.