FROM GRAND IDEAS TO GRAND OPENINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Your Guide to Everything Startup
Guide

We wanted to provide this step by step guide to starting your business.If you’re here then you’ve got a great idea for a new business and you’re ready to start organizing your ideas and laying the ground work. Becoming your own boss has a kind of glamorous appeal, but in reality it is a lot of hard work and perseverance. Before beginning, you should ask yourself if you’re prepared to endure some setbacks along the way, because every startup process contains certain obstacles that aren’t always easy to avoid. So buckle up, ground yourself in reality, and prepare for a difficult but highly rewarding year. This guide will help you steer clear of some of the typical pitfalls and help you maintain a clear head while moving forward. Good luck and let’s get started.


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Resources

Nobody can do everything by themselves. In fact, the more you try to do this, the less you’re likely to get done. Owning and operating a business is as much about working hard and knowhow as it is knowing how your time is best spent. The chances are that you’ll need help in at least one of these areas.

This section is dedicated to exploring some of the services we know you’ll need to consider by the time you open your doors for business. We hope to give you a basic understanding of each. You’ll also find some companies we recommend for each service.


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Funding

Every business owner, at one time or another, needs access to capital in order to grow and support their business. While today’s market may make it seem difficult to secure financing, there are also more options out there today than in the past. The varying options available to a particular business depend on a number of factors, one of which is the stage of the business life cycle. Below you’ll find information on several different kinds of financing organize by what business stage each form of financing is typically available for.


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