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Before You Start

Dream. Prepare. Take action.

Before You Start

Dream. Prepare. Take action.

Starting Your Business

Starting a business can be exciting as well as challenging.

But one thing it doesn't have to be is scary.

To give your new business idea the best chance for success, you'll simply want to do a little bit of planning.

Things like - creating a business plan, deciding on a legal structure, and doing some research on your business market in Connecticut.

Want even more tips? We've put together some helpful knowledge-base information below.

You'll also want to be sure to check out our new digital business assistant. In just a few simple steps, you'll have a customized checklist that will guide you through the entire process of starting your business.

Spend some time with all of the information available on this site. And then we'll look forward to seeing you soon - as a proud new member of the Connecticut business community. 

Choose a Business Location

Where will your business call "home"?
In a city? A small town? In your actual home?

Your location choice is crucial.
Here are some important things to factor into your decision.

Pick Your Business Location
Make a Business Plan

A business plan is the "nuts and bolts" behind your success. It helps you define goals, legal structure, employees, and how your business will actually make money.

Want to learn more? Start here.

Learn about business plans
Do Your Market Research

Every good business plan is built on research.

Do you know how many competitors are in your field?

How about the income level of your target customers?

You need data. And here's where to get it.

Research Your Market