Business Planning

Whether you’re just starting or looking to expand your business, our consultants work with you step by step to identify your business objectives then develop a written plan of action to include financial, management and operational strategies over a specified timeline.

What Can We Help You With?

Lease Negotiation

Our SBDC Commercial Real Estate Specialists can assist you with negotiating your commercial lease before you commit to any terms. We offer to review your financial statements to assure the lease terms fit your projected growth and stability, help you negotiate net rent (including review of charges) so you stay on budget, review your timeline for move-in and opening to avoid unplanned costs, and can even communicate with the potential landlord with you to help answer questions and assure both parties feel confident about the new lease.

Lease Negotiation

Site Selection Assistance

Our Commercial Real Estate Specialists can help you conduct your due diligence on your new site with you; we can conduct a market analysis of your target areas, help you stay on budget by reviewing your operating costs, setting cost targets, connecting you to City officials who may help answer your questions, offer available incentives or land opportunities (if applicable).

Site Selection Assistance

Business Plan Development

The SBDC helps its clients create a business plan appropriate for achieving funding, growth objectives or startup goals. We work with clients regardless of their stage in business and offer guidance through the business plan process to determine their business goals, research and communicate their ideas, review financial data and create engaging marketing plans.

Business Plan Development

Business Formation*

Our team can introduce you to and explain the different business structures possibly available for your business and help explain the legal and tax implications of the different available business structures for you. We can also provide assistance with identifying the legal forms and fees necessary to form your business and provide guidance with your fictitious business name filing.

*Please note that our team of consultants do not provide legal advice when it comes to entity formation. You need to consult with your business legal advisor on how to proceed and the necessary filing steps and information submission process.

Business Formation*

Permits and Licenses Guidance

Our team can help review the scope of your proposed project, help identify required permits, direct you to the appropriate agency or contact person and provide assistance with completing any required forms.

Permits and Licenses Guidance
Feasibility Study

Feasibility Study

The SBDC provide clients with an overview of the potential of a given business idea, considering market size, different scenarios, technical, operational and financial feasibility.

Market Analysis

Market Analysis

The SBDC research team provides clients with a detailed industry report, which includes target market information, market size, pricing, regulatory information, opportunities and strengths.