STEPS TO STARTING YOUR
ELGIN ILLINOIS BUSINESS
STEP 2: MAKE A PLAN
A Business Plan is vital in determining the credibility of a new business opportunity. It can be used as a management tool and may be required if financing is needed. It also demonstrates to prospective investors a well-defined course of action
- Build Your Business Plan: SBA's Free Business Plan Tool provides you with a step-by-step guide to help you get started. Requires registration
- D'Amore-McKim Northeastern University: Guide to Writing a Business Plan
A Feasibility Checklist is a tool that is used to evaluate the potential success of a new or existing business opportunity.
- How to Write a Complete Business Feasibility Study: A free Online Business Course with Step-By-Step Instruction
- Gail Borden Public Library Access to premium research tools, such as market research and demographics databases, free legal forms, and research assistance.
Make a plan on your own or meet with an EXPERT in business plans
EDG is partners with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (IL SBDC) at Harper College. The experts at SBDC have helped business owners write thousands of plans. Remember, there is no fee for their services and they can even meet you in our offices.
Let us connect you with our SBDC representative!