Firm Owners Business Resources


Resources for starting and maintaining your own business


General small business resources

Government resources

Write a business plan

A business plan will help you determine what your goal is in opening a new business, describe your product or service, and identify your competition. You must write a business plan before taking the next step in opening your business as it will help you solidify your purpose and your goals.

Here are examples of business plans:

Write a marketing plan

Once you have defined your goals for your business, you need to write a marketing plan that determines how you intend to let potential clients know about your products and services. A typical marketing plan has descriptions on an analysis of the competitive market and offers budget analysis for the plan.

Here are examples of marketing plans:

Educate yourself on legal aspects

Look up local, state, and national tax laws, employment laws, human resources information, and hiring procedures. Here is information on tax laws and financing your business:

Hiring and human resources



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