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The First Step Express: How to Start and Finance Your Business

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Online Meeting (Live)


The First Step Express | Save the Date: July 2nd, 2024

Are you interested in owning your own business? The Wilkes University Small Business Development Center is here to help you get started.

This no-cost, one-hour webinar will answer the frequently asked questions of aspiring entrepreneurs. After introducing you to the Wilkes SBDC and its services, we will cover:

  • Types of Business Structures – From sole proprietorships to LLCs and corporations, we will provide information that will help you choose the business structure that aligns best with your goals and vision.
  • Licensing and Registration – Learn the critical steps and legal requirements for licensing and registering your business.
  • Types of Financing – Discover the various financing options available to entrepreneurs, including loans and investors. This section will also cover the 5 Cs – five key elements lenders evaluate when considering your financing application.
  • Business Plan Outline – Craft a strong and comprehensive business plan is an important part of your start-up process. An outline for structuring your ideas will be discussed.
  • Financial Projections – Understand the art of financial forecasting and projections, from start-up expenses to cash flow analysis to personal financial analysis.

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