The Small Business Administration has many startup resources available to assist in starting and planning a new retirement startup business. The site is particularly good at explaining the planning steps that should be taken to create a successful business. In addition to resources at the website there are regional offices that can provide assistance and even a mentoring program called SCORE. If you are a veteran, the SBA can provide significant assistance through their veterans business outreach centers. The SBA has a long history and has been helping startup businesses since 1953.
Some of the Resources available include:
- Questions to help you determine whether starting a business is for you.
- Specific steps in starting a business.
- Advice on understanding your market and customer.
- How to create a business plan.
- How to choose which legal form of a business meet your needs.
- Information on any needed licenses or registrations.
- Financing such as loans and grants that might be available.
- Developing a financial model for your business.
- And making a determination on whether or not your business can make money.
The SBA website is well worth spending some time exploring. All of the SBA startup services are free.