There are many different resources available to help a small business owner. First, most regions of North America have local Chambers of Commerce, that offer a variety of services to help local business. Next, the Small Business Administration, a branch of the federal government, offers help and advice to small businesses. Also, you should join the appropriate business or professional association for the specific field in which you intend to set up a business. You should also join social media groups (on Facebook and LinkedIn) to build your network of business contacts. If you have a business bank account, you should build a long term relationship with a banker -- they can be great resources for long term financial aspects of your business.