Starting a Business

Chapter Description

A small business is a privately held company, partnership, or sole proprietorship with fewer employees and annual revenue than a corporation or a regular-sized business. This chapter will introduce beneficial steps to start your own small business.

Topics in this chapter include the planning process and tools, goals setting, legal structure, partnership and operating agreements, certifications, and funding options. 

Topics & Lessons

Each Below Topic Contains a Video Lesson and Helpful Downloadable Information

2:25

What Problem am I Solving and Who am I Solving it For?

2:03

The Planning Process and Planning Tools

7:13

Setting Goals

13:30

Legal Structure

9:38

What It Takes to Be Successful

10:18

Funding Options for Starting Your Business

4:05

The Realities of Grant Funding

21:51

Partnership and Operating Agreements

6:20

B Corp Certification

6:01

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

2:14

Analyzing Your Personal Finances Before Starting A Business

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