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Business Startup: The Steps to Success

 Starting a business or practice?

Learn the steps—and missteps—inherent in launching your own business, from a financial professional who has witnessed and experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly that can happen in the process.

This concise course can help you get a jump start on success by studying the personal traits, business models, nuts and bolts, and strategies needed for a healthy business launch.

What You Need to Know Before You Launch a Business:

This is a program for anyone who is thinking about starting his or her own business.  You will gain practical knowledge about the opportunities and pitfalls of creating a business—from conception to launch.  In addition, you’ll be given tools to evaluate your readiness to be an entrepreneur, and learn how to keep your business ownership dream from becoming a nightmare.

Getting Started-All about YOU

  1. What you need for success-Assess yourself
  2. Do you have a fire in your belly?
  3. What resources will you need?
  4. Your goals
  5. What would your company look like?

Building Your Business Model

  1.  What/how/who will your business be?
  2. Measure your market-who are your customers and competitors?
  3. Going it alone?
  4. Business models
  5. Entity choice
  6. Location

Nuts and Bolts:  Regulators and External Factors

  1.  Licenses
  2. Taxes
  3. Insurance
  4. Banking
  5. Advisors

Your Toolkit for the Future

  1. Where do you go from here?
  2. How to draw your own blueprint
  3. Tools and Checklists

First steps to launch

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Business Startup:

The Steps to Success
 

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