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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

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Startup Expenses

Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... Read more

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. You will learn whether business ownership is right for you. Read more

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Budgeting FAQ

What do I do about establishing a budget, recording sales, costs and other financial aspects of my business including tax preparation and cash flow and operating statements?... Read more
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Insurance FAQ

Will I need insurance for my business; if so, what kind, where do I get it and how much should it cost? Every business requires insurance, at least commercial general liability... Read more
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Marketing on the Internet FAQ

Would my business profit from having a presence on the World Wide Web; if so, how can it be done most effectively from a functional as well as a cost standpoint? Increasingly,... Read more
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Advertising FAQ

How do I use advertising to attract quality customers at the least cost? Advertising is one of the key elements of your Marketing Plan.  The strategies you develop here will... Read more
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Marketing FAQ

How do I market the products/services of my business? Marketing is everything you do in your business to attract and retain customers.  It can be as simple as keeping your... Read more
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Business Structures FAQ

How do I determine the best legal structure for my business entity, what are the pro’s and con’s, tax liability implications, costs both short and long term and how is it... Read more
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Business Planning FAQ

Do I really need a business plan and, if so, how is it constructed and how do I generate the information such as revenue, cost and cash flow projections? Your business plan will... Read more
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Grants, Loans and the SBA FAQ

How do I get money to start my business such as grants, bank loans, and money from SBA programs; what information do I have to provide, how much interest will I have to pay and... Read more
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Getting Started FAQ

How do I get started, what initial contacts do I need to make, who should I get to advise me and what preliminary steps do I need to take financially, legally and governmentally... Read more

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