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BIZ TIPS- Starting Your Own Business

Start a business in a field that you love. Why? First, that passion will translate to your customers, and customers like to buy from business owners who are excited and involved. Second, you will be doing it 24/7. Even when you are not actually working, you are thinking about the business and making plans. So, love it! It will help in hour 59, or 78 or 100.

Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience that offers numerous advantages, such as the ability to be your own boss, set your own schedule, and make a living doing something you enjoy. Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires sound planning, creativity, and hard work. It also involves taking risks because all businesses require some form of financial investment.

To spend more time preparing to “Start Your Own Business”—consider taking VtSBDC’s 4-hour workshop on how to start your own business and write a business plan and you can find the next course offered near you, by visiting www.vtsbdc.org and click on the training tab or via the link below:


Starting Your Own Business is conducted by experienced business advisers and designed as a step-by-step guide for starting a business in Vermont for the first-time business owner:

  • Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea
  • Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research
  • Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand
  • Prepare to write an effective business plan
  • Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like
  • Receive access to the online workshops to increase your knowledge in money, marketing and management (at your convenience) valued at over $150.00
By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
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