Another great resource for small business owners offers some free and many paid services. ActionCOACH Business Coaching is in many countries around the world, and as a franchise organization, they are run locally by small business owners as well. My friend Craig Hohnberger owns a franchise and wishes he had access to this information in his corporate career turning around and integrating acquisitions.
Their franchise.owners teach a powerful system of 6 stages that every business must master to be successful long-term; the first 2 stages are critical just to stay in business, while the rest are what help the owner truly thrive in business. They are completely customized to the individual client's business .... and the services are very ROI driven with a strong focus on bottom-line results.
Right now the founder who is a phenomenal speaker is doing a FREE 83 city tour teaching covering some of the key concepts. If you're interested you can sign up at Business Is Booming Tour.
This is completely free with absolutely no obligation .... and the information will be incredibly practical and easy to implement.
In addition most local franchise owners offer some free services as well to allow business owners to taste the programs before buying. Go to their main site to find out about other services .... or to find one of the local franchise owners.