Starting a New Business

Starting and growing a business requires extensive planning, preparation and hard-work. You will have many questions as you go through the process of starting, running, or growing your business.  But before you speak with a professional SBDC consultant, or attend an SBDC educational event, you may want to explore certain topics your own.

We have organized this section to provide you with the latest resources and useful, practical information to help you get started.

Business Plans
An old adage states that 1 in 1000 people have an idea, 1 in 100 write it down, 1 in 10 will succeed. Writing down your idea is the first step to success; this is why having a business plan is critical. Follow the links below to learn more about starting a new business and the planning process.

Business Plan Assistance
Buying and Selling a Business
Check out this section for more information on what to expect when buying and selling a business:

Buying and selling a business

Funding Opportunities
Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as free money to start a business. There are however opportunities available for funding however, be advised that funding does not come without first putting in hard work.

Funding opportunities
Growing an Existing Business
Are you ready to expand your business? Follow the link below to learn more about growing your business.

Growing an existing business

Voter Resources
Let your voice be heard! Small businesses need a voice in government. We have organized information for you to contact elected-officials and resources to help you educate yourself on the issues that matter most.

Voter Resources
Special Topics
The network of Small Business Development Centers offers many free resources. Follow the link below to discover several online resources that will teach you the A through Z’s of business.

Network-wide programs

You've got questions. And we got answers. Check out our section on Frequently Asked Questions that cover a range of small business topics: 

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