- Introduction to Starting a Business
- Are You Built for Entrepreneurship?
- Determining Your Business Structure
- Regulatory Issues to Consider
- Developing a Business Plan
- Start-Up Costs
- Budgeting for First-year Costs
- Small Business Financial Services
- Sources of Funding and Capital
- Preparing to Obtain a Loan
- What the Lender Wants to Know
- SBA: Small Business Administration Loans
- Choosing a Location for Your Business
- Securing Space for Your Business
Launching a small business is one of the most momentous and exciting moves you will ever make. It can also be among the most intimidating. You most likely have many questions as you prepare to strike out on your own.
- How do I get the capital and equipment I need to start?
- What types of loans can I get to finance my business?
- How should I structure my business?
- What laws and regulations do I need to be aware of?
Before you decide to become an entrepreneur, think through all the angles carefully. A wise future business owner will examine his or her own personality, skills, and characteristics honestly, as well as taking stock of their financial situation, legal matters, equipment and staffing needs, and other practical matters. As your business grows and changes, your needs will as well.