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Startup

From the idea stage to  securing funding, creating a structure, operations and more.

All SBDC consulting services are offered at no cost throughout our tri-county service territory. The list below contains services commonly offered to startups. Our services are tailored exclusively  to your individual needs; if you do not see a specific area of need listed below, please make an appointment to speak with a consultant.

Expand the menus below for more information on  some of our startup services. Don’t forget to check out our resource and partner pages!

Business Planning

Finance & Accounting

Legal & HR

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Download Tools

 Startup Checklist

A checklist of the basic areas you need to cover before opening your business.

Financial Projections Spreadsheet 

A linked worksheet that will allow you to complete the Financials section of your business plan. It can also be used standalone to create financial projections. This template includes financial assumptions, sources and uses of funds, profit and loss statement, cash flow and balance sheet. It can be used in support of your loan application. Don’t forget to download the projections step-by-step guide.

Business Lease Checklist

Before you sign any lease agreement, review this checklist for potential pitfalls and questions you should consider asking your leasing agent.

Applying for a Loan? What You Should Know

Looking for funding? This document outlines six essential areas a lending institution considers when reviewing loan applications. This and helps business owners know what to expect before applying for a business loan.

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