You Have a Choice – Be Your Own Boss

Choosing to Own Your Own Business

  • Identify your products or services
  • Use available resources to get you started
  • Locate funding for your business
  • Develop a branding and advertising strategy



  • Have you always wanted to own your own business?
  • Do you have skills or products that can generate income?
  • Utilize resources such as the Small Business Administration to help you to get started.
    • Developing a Business Plan
    • Identifying the type of business you will develop (i.e., Corporation, LLC, Sole Proprietorship)
    • Creating a Business Name
    • Obtaining Trademarks, Patents, and Copyrights
    • Funding your Business
  • Identify a mentor that has been through the process and can provide you with guidance
  • Attend community meetings and webinars to broaden your knowledge

The U.S. Small Business Administration

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