Thinking about starting your own business? The Small
Business Development Center is here to help. Plan to attend this
interactive session to learn more about whether entrepreneurship
is right for you.
Spend one evening getting a clear picture of what it's really
like to run a small business. Assess your own strengths and
weaknesses as a business owner. Learn how to analyze the potential
for your business idea. Discover what information you need and
where to find it.
This program is designed for people who have not yet started a
business, but is also a significant value to those in the start-up
or early stages of forming a company.
You will learn how to answer these questions:
you have the right personality, skills and life situation to
start and manage a business?
kind of investment will be necessary to start your business?
steps do you need to take to approach bankers and other
potential funding sources?
Is Entrepreneurship For You?
- Business Myths
- Who Are Entrepreneurs?
- Who Do People Become Entrepreneurs?
How Much $$$ Do I Need?
- Estimating Start-up Expenses
- Estimating Operating Expenses
- Break-Even Equation
- Sources of Financing
How Do I Get Started?
- Estimating Your Personal Finances
- Consolidating Materials
- Establishing Contact Information
- Obtaining an EIN/State Withholding Number
- Choosing a Business Form
- Hiring Professional Services
Why Do I Need a Business Plan?
Where Can I Find Market Research?
How Do I Write My Plan?