There are several government and non-government agencies set up to help you learn how to start a small business. The SBA (Small Business Administration) has programs and hundreds of documents online to help you start your own business. They will also guarantee a small business loan if you qualify, which will help you get funded by a bank. See if there is a SCORE organization near you. This is a group of retired executives who volunteer their time to help small businesses. You can get online assistance if you don't live near a SCORE office or you can have a free consultation with a counselor.