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Prosperity and success are what many entrepreneurs envision when they start their own business. For your business to succeed, however, takes more than a vision of success. Capital, the money needed to start, operate, and grow a business is important, as is managing your personal finances while balancing the demands of your business. Fortunately, you have options when it comes to funding your business and the opportunity to gain the skills you need to effectively manage your finances both at work and at home.


Free financial resources for small business owners


Financial education can tremendously benefit both your personal financial situation and the financial situation of your business. For this reason, MMI offers free financial resources for small business owners.


Free budget and debt counseling


MMI's certified financial counselors are committed to helping you understand and improve your financial situation. During your free counseling session, you and your counselor will work together to:

  • Assess you current financial situation
  • Discuss options for debt repayment
  • Develop a solid budget and spending plan with your business in mind
  • Establish achievable financial goals

Budget and debt counseling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by telephone and Internet. In-person counseling is also available by appointment in local area markets.

Start counseling now or learn more about the budget and debt counseling MMI offers.


Free financial webinars

Financial webinars are available to help you better organize and manage your personal finances while starting or maintaining your small business. MMI offers two webinars geared toward small business owners.


Small Business Primer: Managing Income and Expenses

After completion of this program, you will have an understanding of how to assess your financial situation, set financial goals, create a budget, use comparison shopping to save money, and protect your assets.

Small Business Primer: Your Credit Report and Credit Score

After completion of this program, you will know how to understand your credit report, obtain your free report, dispute incorrect information, understand your credit score, and understand how your credit score impacts your financial health.