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How do I open my own business??
My wife and I want to open a small business and have no idea what we need to do. Can we still do it if you personal credit file is bad? If so, how do we do it, who do we contact and where do we go? Do we need any initial capital or would it be easier to get a loan, even though my credit is bad?7 years ago - 3 answers
The best routes to take are to research the process of starting a business as well as the industry you're interested in.
I recommend checking out the SBA, Entrepreneur, The Start Up Journal & Nolo. All 4 are great informational resources for the new/small business owner. I posted links for you in the source box.
Research, research, research – this cannot be stressed enough. Read as much as you can. Here are some book titles that are relevant:
* How to Really Start Your Own Business, Fourth Edition by David E. Gumpert
* How to Really Create a Successful Business Plan: Step-by-Step Guide by David E. Gumpert
* What No One Ever Tells You about Starting Your Own Business: Real-Life Start-Up Advice from 101 Successful Entrepreneurs (What No One Ever Tells You About Starting Your Own Business) by Jan Norman
* Business Start-Up Kit by Steven D. Strauss
* Start Your Own Business (Entrepreneur Magazine's Start Up) by Rieva Lesonsky
There are plenty of free informational resources out there. Check the source box for links to articles.
Hope that helps! I wish you much success & happiness in all your ventures!
Source(s):7 years ago
Do NOT consider starting a business when your credit is bad. Whatever business it is you will need "working capital" or at least access to sums of money at any given time.
Get your credit up to where at least you could get a loan if you needed one.
Go to www.score.org/ to find the nearest SCORE chapter. Contact them to arrange for a free one on one meeting with a SCORE counselor.
SCORE is a nonprofit organization. They provide a public service by offering small business advice and training. .
SCORE's 10,500 volunteers have more than 600 business skills. Volunteers share their wisdom and lessons learned in business. The volunteers are working/retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders.