Start Your Business social media campaign starts today

JAMESTOWN – Would-be entrepreneurs are about to have one more way to start living the dream of owning their own business as America’s Small Busi-ness Development Center and small business expert Rhonda Abrams launch the six-week start-up campaign today, through the social media outlet Facebook. The free online campaign will provide entrepreneurs with information, advice, and resources they need to get started or evaluate an existing business.

Local efforts by the State SBDC at Jamestown Com-munity College will support entrepreneurs participating in the national campaign by offering no-cost one-on-one consulting and startup trainings. New and existing businesses are encouraged to participate in the campaign by “liking” us at www.facebook.com/NYSSBDCatJCC.

The campaign begins today, inspired by the recently released third edition of Abrams’ bestselling book, Six-Week Start-Up. This edition includes dozens of free startup resources as well as step-by-step guidance to start a business in just six weeks. The book purchase is optional.

“SBDCs are the best-kept secret weapon for small businesses,” Abrams said, referring to her own experience as a former SBDC client. “I know how valuable their expertise is and it’s free. SBDCs continue to make a huge economic impact in this country every year they really are on the front lines helping entrepreneurs create jobs and access desperately-needed capital to start and grow.”

Throughout the six-week period, anyone who hopes to start, run or grow a business receives daily guidance, worksheets and links to free resources. Through Facebook, they’ll be encouraged to tell their own story and become an inspiration to others. Local Small Bus-iness Development Centers will provide one-on-one assistance and support.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the SBDC at Jamestown Community College at 338-1024.

For additional information on PlanningShop and the Six-Week Start-Up Campaign, visit www.PlanningShop.com/SixWeekStartUp.