The Basics for Opening a Business

June 20, 2018

success conceptPlanning, launching and growing a business can be overwhelming; however, there are many resources available here, locally, to help you navigate any entrepreneurial venture.

The Chamber & Visitors Center organizes “Business Basics” workshops in each municipality to introduce up and coming entrepreneurs to area organizations, who offer resources, counseling and advisement, and meet the points of contact they will need for each step of starting and opening a business.

Plan Your Business

alarm-clock-calendar-close-up-908298From market research and analysis of competitors to calculating costs and writing a business plan, the Jacksonville State University Small Business Development Center has a host of counselors to meet with you and make sure you have everything in order to get your business up and running.

Launching Your Business

Once you’re ready, you still have to choose a location, a structure, and a name. Then, you have to register your business, apply for licenses and permits, get insurance and open a bank account. If you’ve ever considered Piedmont as a possible business location, be sure to join us on Thursday, June 21st for their Business Basics. You’ll meet the very people you will need to speak with for permits, etc.

Business Management

achievement-agreement-arms-1068523Local resources like SCORE and SBA also assist already established businesses with managing finances, marketing & sales, preparing for emergencies and more, so even if you want to grow your business, come meet those who can assist you every step of the way. Business Basics, set for June 21 in Piedmont, is open to the public at no charge, but there is limited seating. Please call and reserve your seat with the JSU SBDC at (256) 782-5271.

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