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Jackie Reses and Lauren Weinberg

Advice, Hacks, and Lessons from Small Business Owners

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    Get connected with free business resources.

    No matter where you are in the world, there are probably free small business resources that you’re not using. 

    If you’re in the United States, then by all means get in contact with your local branch of the Small Business Administration, or SBA. It just might be the federal government’s best-kept secret!

    The SBA is a treasure trove of free resources that far too few entrepreneurs utilize. Don’t make that mistake yourself, and definitely don’t pay expensive consultants for information the SBA gives out for free! 

    The SBA will help you workshop an idea from the ground up, get a loan, and draw up initial contacts, as well as connect you with the right mentors. Its staff members have probably seen all of your problems before and will help you avoid common pitfalls. So if you haven’t already, find the SBA resources in your state. 

    Even if you’re not in the US, chances are there are nonprofits, free public resources, and networks in your area that will support you. Your first step should be to get in contact with them. 

    There are people out there who want to help you. Go and find them!

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    What is Self-Made Boss about?

    Self-Made Boss (2022) is a practical starter kit for anyone looking to start a small business. It’s packed with advice and case studies looking at small businesses from across the United States, with step-by-step instructions for turning your great idea into a successful business. 

    Who should read Self-Made Boss?

    • Small business owners
    • Aspiring entrepreneurs
    • Anyone curious about how brands are built from the ground up

    About the Author

    Jackie Reses is CEO of fintech company Luna Financial Group. She has been named one of Forbes’s  “Self-Made Women” and Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business.” Lauren Weinberg is chief marketing officer of Square, a business toolkit provider. She advises several startups and The Women’s Startup Lab, an accelerator for female founders. 

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