A Basic Guide to Business Startups
Have you ever dreamed of opening your own business? Are you currently running your own business and struggling with sales? If so, the following information may be a good list of information and resources to assist you.
A business start-up can be a daunting task. There are many things that need to be accomplished before you can even begin selling a product or service. What type of finances will you need – and where can I go for money? How will you structure your start-up? How long does your business plan need to be? – And yes, you absolutely need a plan!
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry and the Innovation Center @ Wilkes-Barre has prepared this sited in partnership with resources from the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center , the U.S Small Business Administration as well as Congressman Kanjorski's Small Business Guide.
This by no means is a complete list of resources – nor does any of the info guarantee success. However, we can assure you that the information contained in this site will help your business grow as it contains many of the tools needed to be successful.
1. Business Plans
2. Business Types
3. Financing Options
4. Licenses and Permits
A good place to start if you are interested in owning your own business is the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center’s First Step seminar. The First Step seminar covers many topics in detail including: personal issues, financing, marketing, business planning, business structure and licenses and registration. They also offer many other resources, seminars and meetings with knowledgeable individuals that can help you immensely on your journey to owning your own business. If interested, visit their website at www.wilkes.edu/SBDC for more information.
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