Are You Ready? l FAQ l Risk Management Checklist l Why Businesses Fail l
Planning Questions l Business Owner Job Description l Form An Advisory Team l
Test Your Business Idea l Personal Financial Assessment
Thinking about starting a business? Click here for some considerations to think about before investing time, energy, and money into your dream.
Click here for answers to common questions about starting a business.
Risks and rewards of business ownership can be varied — know what they are. Click here for a checklist.
These tips will help you avoid common business pitfalls.
This downloadable PDF will guide you through the business planning process.
There are many roles and responsibilities where you will have a range of expertise and need to learn new skills and find consultants. Click here for things to consider.
Surrounding yourself with
critical thinkers who will help evaluate your strategies can be key to your success. Advisory members range from lawyers, accountants, experienced or retired entrepreneurs to industry experts, bankers and community members.
Interview other business owners and learn about business ownership, major obstacles, tips and resources available.
Determine your credit rating and ability to borrow. Filling out a personal balance sheet at the beginning will give you time to correct problems and understand your borrowing ability when you need it.