National Small Business Week is being held May 1-7, but we're continuing the celebration throughout the month of May, discussing small businesses and the crucial role they all play in the success of our thriving local communities.
Join us as we cover best practices, next steps toward success and the challenges small businesses face (as well as how to overcome them). If you're a small business owners or dream of one day following your entrepreneurial dreams, you don't want to miss this month-long series of useful content and tools for success.
10 Steps to Starting a New Business
Step 1: Write a Business Plan Use these tools and resources to create a business plan. This written guide will help you map out how you will start and run your business successfully.
Step 5: Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business Decide which form of ownership is best for you: sole proprietorship, partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), corporation, S corporation, nonprofit or cooperative.
There are also a number of available programs to assist start ups, micro businesses, and under served groups. The following resources provide information to help specialized audiences start their own businesses.