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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. Read more


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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

Writing a business plan is an opportunity to carefully think through every step of starting your company so you can prepare for success. Read more

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Startup 101: What You Need to Start Your Business

In this webinar, SCORE mentor Simon Mahler details the best path to a successful startup. 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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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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Structuring Your Business

The legal structure of your business can take four basic forms:  Sole Proprietorship Partnership ("Limited" or "General") Corporation, S or C class Limited Liability Company (LLC) Read more
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Marketing Your Business

As you determine your business potential you should ask the following questions: Is there a need for your business? Will your business be able to survive the competition?  Read more

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