Step 1: Start Your Business
- Is Entrepreneurship For You?
- Who is Your Target Market?
- Would You Like a Mentor?
- Do You Need Financial Support?
If you’re thinking about starting a small business, you should start by weighing the pros and cons, so that you can make a wise decision. The resources in this section are your tool box:
What does it take to start-up and succeed?
This guide can help you determine if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Further small business training and counseling services are available for small businesses and our local CO.STARTERS program can introduce you to key players who will help you make your dream a reality.
Explore how to use market research to find out if your idea will be successful.
Pasco County Libraries provides a list of electronic databases including demographic and competitive intelligence information.
In addition, the U.S. government provides access to free market data and statistics to help build a picture of the market conditions related to your business.
Are you the owner of a commercial property that could use some improvements? For capital improvements, exterior property beautification and building improvements, you may qualify for the Redevelopment Loan Program through the Pasco County Office of Economic Growth.
Last, but not least, visit the Small Business Administration and learn about the myths behind the "Free Money" ads and the truth behind government grants for small businesses.