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Laying the Startup Groundwork

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Starting your own business is not just about having a dream. There are real steps to ensure your business a successful start. So what are all of the things you should consider when launching your new brainchild?

Startup Basics »

Planning for a Successful Start

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The old adage goes: failure to plan is a plan for failure. Your business plan does not need to be complex or convoluted, but it is necessary. If you are having a hard time pulling your plan together, our experts can help.

Business Plans »

Raising Capital

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You've got the idea and you've got a plan. But you can't start a business without a little cold hard cash. If you have it, you can always invest your own funds, but if you're like most, you'll need a little help.

Getting Financing »

Establishing Your Image

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You may have a great idea, product or superior service, but have you thought about what image your startup will take on? Often the difference between success and failure is creating a brand that consumers will recognize.

Branding »

Finding Customers

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Without customers, it doesn't matter how great your product is, how well you branded you are, or how well funded your start-up is. Learn how to get your product to market, target your audience and build a customer base.

Finding Customers »

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