Starting a Business
There are several key steps involved in starting a business to make sure you can turn your idea into a success. Planning, finances, and administrative formalities are all a part of the process to becoming a business owner. Here are several important elements to consider and familiarize yourself with to help understand your responsibilities.
Market Research and Preparing a Business Plan:
In order to determine if there is an opportunity and consumer base for your business, it is in your best interest to research the current trends and demand specific to your industry. Market research such as gathering demographic information and the amount of similar business in the area will help you better understand the opportunities and challenges you will need to be prepared to take on. Preparing a step-by-step business plan can help you stay on track with the necessary action items to complete.
Local agencies that can help you prepare a business plan include:
- SCORE Program, (Through the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce) (860) 229-1665
- AdvanceCT: (860) 571-7136
- CT Small Business Development Center: 877-723-2828