Many people consider starting a business to be part of the American dream. Owning your own business is an opportunity for you to build your own company based on how you want it to be using your own ideas and your own vision. To have the best chance for success, you need to plan and prepare, not just open your doors and the fly by the seat of your pants.
A great place to begin is by attending our Starting a Business in Arkansas classroom seminar, offered on a regular basis in locations throughout the state. Check our event calendar for upcoming events in your area.
Before you sign a lease or commit funds to a startup venture, study the market for your prospective business’s product or service. Market research can help new entrepreneurs make informed decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
Here are some topics of interest on starting a business:
• Licenses and Permits
• Legal Structures
• Getting Financing
• Business Planning
• Operating a Home-based Business
• Dos and Don’ts of Starting a Business
• Frequently Asked Questions
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center can help you prepare to start on the right foot. ASBTDC has offices throughout the state, and we answer questions on starting a business every day. Take advantage of our no-cost, confidential, one-on-one professional business counseling. We provide resources and recommendations for any type of for-profit business venture. We can also give you tips about avoiding common pitfalls.