If you have a great idea and are thinking about starting a business, we suggest beginning by visiting with our ombudsman. Consultation is free and confidential. You’ll get some insight on your concept, and find out what information you’ll need to have before heading to the Small Business Development Center or the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Find out more about starting and operating your business by attending one or more of the business classes offered in the area. Many are low- or no-cost, and are taught by experts in their field.
Once your business is started, you may want to meet other like-minded business owners by joining local chambers of commerce or other business networking organizations.