Business Basics

Anyone thinking of starting a business has to answer a few basic questions:

  • What are you planning on doing/making/selling/providing?
  • How are you going to pay for getting it set up and running, including such expenses as location, inventory, staffing, and advertising?
  • How are you going to manage your business, your inventory, your personnel, your money, and your time?
  • To whom are you going to market your products?

Business Central has resources to assist you with answering each of these questions.

Entrepreneur magazine has many business start-up guides for pointers on specific getting specific types of businesses up and running. The Harvard Business Essential Series has an easy-to-read book for just about every aspect of running a business. There are numerous print and online resources for writing a business plan - one of the first steps in securing start-up capital.

There are also numerous resources available for: