Lending a Hand

New network keeps start-ups on track

The National Business Alliance, a newly formed not-for-profit network of CPAs, attorneys, lending institutions and other resources, helps entrepreneurs avoid the pitfalls of starting a business. “We offer a complete blanket program that will hold your hand throughout the entire start-up process,” says Arnold McRae, a business owner for 40 years before starting the alliance.

For a one-time fee of $2,500, the network will help you develop a business plan and gain access to loans and management resources; in addition, consultants will track your progress each quarter for five years.

For more information, call the National Business Alliance at 800-275-5536.