Today, there are more options than ever to receive help with setting up a business. You can take advantage of seminars, college courses, online webinars and books to get started. However, the best assistance may come from an experienced mentor.
Look for assistance from reputable places online. The Small Business Administration, It Business Edge, Inc and Entrepreneur all have great resources for start-up help ideas (see References and Resources below). As for less traditional mediums to learn more about a business, try Twitter, Facebook and Craigslist. They offer connections and strategic information on niche markets. To get quick and direct answers, check out LivePerson and enjoy 24/7 assistance after registration.