Start Your Business

The Laurel Ridge SBDC provides free and objective guidance to set up your business for success. Our resources include checklists, resources on county, city and state processes, and our comprehensive planning guide.

All of the steps and considerations one must undertake when they start a business can seem overwhelming. Make no mistake, the process requires dedication and commitment, and the eventual success of your business concept will depend heavily on the investment of time and thought at the start. Most entrepreneurs underestimate how long it will take, and you should prepare to invest weeks and months rather than days.

While that might sound discouraging, many entrepreneurs before you have done it and so can you! The more understanding and expertise you have in your particular area, or the more time you’re willing to invest in extensive research, or even working for a while for someone else in that area, the better prepared you will be.

Click here for 4 Steps to Starting a Business