The U.S. Small Business Administration has created a free online course for small business owners to help them take advantage of the growing green business market.
"Recovery to Retrofit" allows small businesses to receive the training they need to make their businesses more energy efficient, while also connecting them to resources designed to assist small business looking to go "green." For more information, read SBA’s blog on the initiative at http://go.usa.gov/rswB.
The SBA has also made available a new business tool, titled "SizeUp", which helps small businesses and startups identify new customers and compare their performance against other businesses in their industry, helping them use market research analysis to compete and meet the needs of their customers. The tool can be accessed at www.sba.gov/sizeup.