Business Planning

Thinking about launching a business or experiencing growth in your current business but don’t know how to proceed? Our consultants will help you determine what your business objective is and develop a written plan of action that encompasses financial, managerial, and operational strategies.

What Can We Help You With?

Lease Negotiation

Ready to sign a commercial lease? Our consultants can help you with negotiating before you commit to any terms. We will assist you by reviewing your financial statement to assure the lease terms fit the projected growth of your business, review your timeline for move-in and opening to avoid unplanned costs, and we can even communicate with the potential landlord with you to help answer questions about the new lease.

Lease Negotiation

Site Selection Assistance

Our Commercial Real Estate Specialists can help you conduct the due diligence you need for your new business location. The comprehensive market analysis we provide you with will give you a full perspective on the competitive landscape of your business’s target market. We will also assure you stay on budget by reviewing your operating costs, setting cost targets, and connecting you with city officials who may help you in advancing your business efforts!

Site Selection Assistance

Business Plan Development

Our expert consultants will help you create a business plan. We will work with you regardless of what stage you are in and guide you step by step through the business plan process. We will help you determine what your business goals are, how they can be quantified, and provide any additional research needed. All to create the ideal business plan for you!

Business Plan Development

Business Formation*

Have you considered whether your business will be structured as a sole proprietorship, limited liability corporation, or small business corporation? Don’t worry our team can introduce you to the many forms of business structures available to you! We can help you understand what the main differences are and the legal and tax implications of these entities.

We also assist business owners in 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 does not provide legal advice when it comes to entity formation. You will 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

Confused about what permits and licenses you need to get your business started? Don’t sweat it! Our team will help you identify what permits you need and direct you to the appropriate agency or point of contact. We will also assist with completing any required forms if needed.

Permits and Licenses Guidance
Feasibility Study

Feasibility Study

The SBDC provides clients with an overview of the potential of a given business idea. We analyze the potential market size, market competitors, as well as operational and financial feasibility.

Market Analysis

Market Analysis

Our clients are provided with detailed industry reports that provide information such as target market statistics, size of the potential market, pricing strategies, regulatory information, opportunities and strengths.