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6 Steps to Starting a Business in the New Year

It’s that time of year again

Folks are making resolutions, color-coding new planners, and whispering “This year will be my year.”

If you’re resolving to get into shape we’ll be cheering you on from the comfort of our desks. But if you’ve decided 2019 will be the year you finally launch that business, we’re here to help.

Your guide to getting up and running is below.

1. Get your bearings

Jump on an efactory tour

The easiest way to learn about how we help business owners is to come see it for yourself! Jump on our January 4 tour to learn about office space, coworking, business consulting and more.

2. Start strong

Build a solid business plan

You’re gonna need a plan. Lucky for you we can help! In our January 17 class you’ll sit down with expert instructors to get your ideas onto paper and build a solid foundation.

3. Get your money right

Hear it from the pros

Money doesn’t have to be stressful. The pros from Great Southern Bank are hosting our Jan. 17 Lunch & Learn to talk about funding and credit options for small business owners.

4. Have a seat

Schedule a sit-down with SBTDC business consultants

Really want to talk it out? Make an appointment with an SBTDC business consultant to get one-on-one feedback about your business plan, financial projections, marketing efforts and more.

5. Get some space

Take advantage of Free Fridays

Working from home doesn’t always work, you know? Step away from the kitchen table and get the space you need to work on your big idea with Free Fridays at the efactory. No table flipping allowed.

6. Don’t lose steam

Connect with like-minded folks at ongoing events

It can be easy to feel like you’re all alone when you’re starting something new. But we’re all in this together! Connect with fellow founders, innovators and doers at ongoing programs throughout the year. There’s always something going on!