Step One: The Business Plan
Step One: Getting StartedResearch
What do I Want to Sell?
The Next Step
Who Will My Customers Be?
Who Are My Competitors?
Where Should I Locate My Business?
How Do I Finance My Business?
Programs and Incentives for Minority and Women-Owned Small Businesses
The Business Plan
Your Final Decision: Analyzing the Facts
What Is My Business Objective?
A Word About Marketing
Small Business GuideAbout North Carolina
About Small Business Center Network
About NC Community College System
Step One: Getting Started
Step Two: Operating A Business
Step Three: Business Plan
You will be able to use much of the research you have completed when compiling and writing your business plan. The business plan is the blueprint or map for your business. Compare starting your business to going on a vacation. Your vacation will go much more smoothly with a plan. What week is best for the whole family to be away from home? Where do you want to go? How will you get there? Do you need a reservation? Will you have enough money for the trip? Without putting forethought into the trip, you might never leave your driveway. It's the same with starting a business. In order to have the best chance of a smooth and successful venture, do some homework, consisting of research, analysis and planning.
A business plan greatly increases your odds of success. This guide is designed to make the creation of your business plan easier. If you would like to get started right now on your business plan, click here. Or continue reading if you would like to analyze the research you have just completed.
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Community Programs Coordinator
Director of Small Business and Economic Development Programs