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Simplified One Page Business Plan (MS Word Doc version)
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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)
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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
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Resources

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
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Appendices (Financial Documents)

Determining the Cost of Opening Your Business The following are some of the things you must consider before opening your business: Read more
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Writing a Business Plan

Have you actually written down your business ideas?  If you have not, it is essential that you do so. Read more
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Utilizing Outside Assistance

Some organizations which specialize in providing assistance to small businesses are discussed here:  Download Guide to read more. Read more
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Attracting, Hiring, and Keeping Good People

There are basically two kinds of people—those who justify failure and those who know success. Read more
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Insuring Your Business

Before starting the business you should thoroughly investigate business insurance. Read more
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Understanding Taxes

For any type of small business, different types of federal, state, and city taxes must be paid. Read more
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Accounting for Your Business

Good record keeping — a constant and detailed knowledge of expense, income, and profit or loss — is the first step toward the profitable management of your business.  Read more
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Financing Your Business

Financing is one of the most important aspects of starting a new business. Your ability to provide and raise adequate capital will determine the fate of the business venture. Read more

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