Legacy by Design

Legacy by Design is a practical methodology for artists, creators, and entrepreneurs to start, grow, or revive their businesses with their future and legacy in mind. #legacybydesign

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1. Get the Legacy by Design Guidebook (PDF) (It’s free)

The Legacy by Design Guidebook is best used with help from the U.S. Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC is a future-ready organization that can assist in all aspects of business where expert guidance is needed. They have a deep knowledge of the fundamental principles of business and how to apply them to your unique situation. (The SBDC is a no-charge service. It’s funded by our tax dollars.)

Find an SBDC near me

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Careers at SBDC

2. Free federal, state, and international business resources

View all at verlindaylin.com/business-resources

IRS Recommended Reading for Small Businesses

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC): Strategic Plan

Acquisition.gov at acquisition.gov

CareerOneStop at careeronestop.org

Employment and Training Administration at doleta.gov

Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov

Gov Loans at govloans.gov

General Services Administration (GSA) at gsa.gov

Grants.gov at grants.gov

Internal Revenue Service at irs.gov

International Trade Administration (ITA) at trade.gov

Manufacturing.gov at manufacturing.gov

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) at mbda.gov

Occupational Safety and Training Administration at osha.gov

Regulations.gov at regulations.gov

SCORE Association (SCORE) at score.org

System for Award Management at sam.gov

U.S. Census Bureau at census.gov

U.S. Copyright Office at copyright.gov

U.S. Department of Agriculture at usda.gov

U.S. Department of Commerce at commerce.gov

U.S. Department of Defense at business.defense.gov

U.S. Department of Homeland Security at dhs.gov/how-do-i/for-businesses

U.S. Department of Labor at dol.gov

U.S. Department of the Treasury at treasury.gov

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at va.gov

U.S. Economic Development Administration at eda.gov

U.S. Government Contracts at sam.gov

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at uspto.gov

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) at sba.gov

U.S. Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at americassbdc.org

USAspending.gov at usaspending.gov

USA.gov/business

VA Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

All U.S. Federal Agencies

View all federal, state, and international resources at verlindaylin.com/business-resources

3. Make long-term strategic moves based on the insights and foresight gathered from the important megatrends and cycles shaping our world

Global Megatrends

Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World (PDF)

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC): Strategic Plan