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One Page Business Plans: Simple and Highly Effective

Learn how to write a complete business plan in the equivalent of 29 tweets (or less) on a single page using keywords and short phrases. Read more

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more


5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Business Plan

Doing some pre-startup homework and crafting a business plan now will make your life post-startup so much easier. Read more

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Starting A Business

March 18, 2021,

Learn more about the common characteristics of Business Owners and whether Starting A Business is right for you.


Simplified One Page Business Plan (MS Word Doc version)

MS Word Doc Version: Simplified Business Plan Basic Questions to Answer before Starting a Business. Download guide to read more. Read more


Simplified One Page Business Plan (PDF version)

Simplified Business Plan Basic Questions to Answer before Starting a Business  Download guide to read more. Read more


The Resources section of How to Do Business in San Luis Obispo contains a listing of websites such as Chambers of Commerce, SBA lending banks, County offices and City offices.... Read more

Appendices (Financial Documents)

Determining the Cost of Opening Your Business The following are some of the things you must consider before opening your business: Down payment on purchase, or deposit on the... Read more

Writing a Business Plan

Have you actually written down your business ideas?  If you have not, it is essential that you do so. The process of writing your business plan forces you to take an objective... Read more

Utilizing Outside Assistance

Some organizations which specialize in providing assistance to small businesses are discussed here:  Download Guide to read more. Read more

Attracting, Hiring, and Keeping Good People

There are basically two kinds of people—those who justify failure and those who know success. On which kind of person would you stake the future of your business?          Your... Read more

Insuring Your Business

Before starting the business you should thoroughly investigate business insurance. Often, small businesses ignore the importance and necessity of insurance until they have... Read more

Understanding Taxes

For any type of small business, different types of federal, state, and city taxes must be paid. Records must be kept that provide information needed to determine your tax... Read more