Research and Plan Your Business

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Are you ready to start your business?

To increase your chance for success, take the time up front to explore and evaluate your business and personal goals. Then use the information to build a comprehensive and well-thought-out business plan that will help you reach these goals. The process of developing a business plan will help you think through some important issues that you may not have considered yet. Your plan will become a valuable tool as you set out to raise money for your business. It should also provide milestones to gauge your success. Here are just a few resources available:


Small Business Administration:

Other resources:

  • Bplans: Provides sample plans, templates and other helpful resources.

Our partners at the California Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are also ready with regional expertise to assist you in becoming a successful business owner, with low cost business training, and free business mentoring.

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