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Entrepreneurship & Small Business

This guide includes, but is not limited to the following: how to start a small business, business forms, franchising information, acquiring funding, and business plans.

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Where do I start?

Interested in starting your own business? There are several approaches you can take in creating your business. Here is one that gives you steps to help you get started.

  1. Determine Your Business Concept
  2. Research Your Competitors and Market
  3. Create Your Business Plan
  4. Choose Your Business Structure
  5. Register Your Business and Get Licenses
  6. Get Your Finances in Order
  7. Fund Your Business
  8. Apply for Business Insurance
  9. Get the Right Business Tools
  10. Market Your Business
  11. Scale Your Business
  12. What are the Best States to Start a Business?

Read this Forbes article for more details!

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