Thinking of Starting a Business
Have you dreamt of being your own boss for many years but don’t know where to start? Do you want to know more about owning a business and find yourself asking questions like:
- How do I turn my idea into a successful business?
- What kind of forms and licenses do I need to get started?
- Where can I find financing and loans?
- What is a business plan and how do I prepare one?
Approximately 95% of new businesses fail within the first seven years. Improve your chances by educating yourself, knowing the risks, planning for challenges and getting expert advice.
The first step is to go through our Startup Guide. The Guide is designed to walk you through the key steps for starting a business. Completing the Guide will give you a great snapshot of what goes into starting a new business.
Sign up for our Building a Profitable Business Series or sign up for other no-cost or low-cost training we offer.
If you are starting a business around a technology or innovation, visit our Technology and Innovation section to see the services we offer.
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