Steps to Starting a Business
Starting a business requires planning and preparation; a host of resources are available for entrepreneurs seeking general information.
- Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP)
- Corporation forms
- Division of Corporations: Doing Business in Florida
- Florida Small Business Development Center
- Steps to Starting a Business
- Technical Assistance in Starting a Business
Before you embark on your new business venture, it's a good idea to determine whether you have the right personality to start a business. To assist you with this, we have provided some links to help you decide whether entrepreneurship makes sense for you.
Write a Business Plan
A business plan articulates what a business is, where it is going, and how an entrepreneur wants to take it there. A business plan will likely include a summary, a company description, a marketing plan, an operations plan, and management and organization information. A business plan is critical - without a business plan, a
business may fail. Most banks require a business plan prior to lending.
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