I want to start a business!
Have you dreamed of owning and operating your own business but don’t know where to start? Do you have questions on how to turn your dream into a reality? The University of Houston Coastal Plains Small Business Development Center can help answer key questions – the questions that every entrepreneur needs to ask before starting a new venture.
Some of the services we provide to help you get started include:
Before You Start – assess your entrepreneurial readiness.
Owning, operating and growing a successful business is challenging. Before you get started you need to assess your motives, your strengths and your weaknesses. You also need to take a hard look at your personal, managerial, technical and financial qualifications. To see if you’re prepared, please take our Business Readiness Assessment.
Now, before you invest your time and your money, view our free streaming video: Do You Have What It Takes to Start a Business? You will learn a solid Six Point Process for starting a business. You’ll learn the importance of proper planning and how to avoid common pitfalls. Viewing the video will take about 45 minutes.
Also take our other free or low-cost business start-up workshops covering topics that include market research and marketing concepts, forecasting, business structure, and business plan development.
The Next Step – take advantage of our free, confidential consulting.
Once you’ve taken our recommended workshops on getting started and have at least a good draft of a solid business plan, it’s time to take advantage of our free, confidential consulting services. Contact us now at 979-244-8466 to request an appointment with a consultant to discuss your new business venture.