The Department of Labor (DOL) and Small Business Administration (SBA) have teamed up to launch a website to offer both financial and professional assistance to those on unemployment insurance who wish to go into business for themselves.

On the website, you’ll find model legislation that your state can use to enact these programs, as well as a new online toolkit from the Small Business Administration, which offers courses and training on how to start a business. “How to Prepare a Business Plan” and “Franchising Basics” are just a few of the courses that are offered to up-and-coming entrepreneurs. 

There are also courses on obtaining money for small businesses, entrepreneurship and business planning, entrepreneurial marketing, developing entrepreneurial work styles, as well as a host of other topics including accounting, marketing, legal facets, sales and taxes.

Visit The Self-Employment Assistance Center online.