Create a Business Plan

Starting a buisiness with a solid plan is an important step to achieving your dream.  Why do you want to start a business?  What product or service are you going to offer?  Can you perform a service or make a product better or cheaper?  Who will be your customers?  How will you reach them, much less convince them to buy your product or service?  Can you actually make a living doing this?  These questions are just the tip of the iceberg in the thought experiment required to write a business plan that someone will invest in.

Below are some of the resources available which can help you in this journey.

SCORE - The Service Corporation of Retired Executives

Small Business Development Center - Angelina College

Model Business Plans

US Small Business Administration

IRS Small Business One Stop Resource

Texas Small Business Association

Texas-Wide Open For Business Small Business

Texas Center For Rural Entrepreneurship

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

Texas Entrepreneur Networks

Texas Veteran Entrepreneur Program