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The federal government’s Small Business Administration provides links to programs for women and vets.

The SBA’s Small Business Development Centers offer free advice in every state.

SCORE, a nonprofit known as “counselors to America’s small business,” is a nationwide network of volunteers with business backgrounds who offer workshops and free online and face-to-face counseling.

The Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac business development programs are offered around the country for new and established entrepreneurs.

AARP Worksearch website offers a broad array of services for older job seekers.

Check local colleges and universities and their business schools for entrepreneurship workshops and courses.

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