Plan to Succeed

Start a Business

It's time to improve your business idea.  The good news is you don't have to do it alone. Here are some resources that will put you on the right path.  

Florida Small Business Development Center

Find your network of people that can understand and support opening a business.  We have many options to create your business community.  Here are just a few:

https://www.masternetworks.com/new-home-page

https://fortmyers.org/

https://swflinc.com/

Looking for a local business to help with your marketing?

https://www.jennybcreative.com/

https://www.whatsupswfl.com/

Merchant Services:

https://badgersbusinesssolutions.com/mobile-readers/#.YAmGUehKjTA

build relationships to build your plan

The important part of a thriving, sustainable local economy is understanding how to maintain growth, driving profits and creating prosperity. We want to see you become a part of our business community. It is time to take the idea to start your own business and make it a reality. Jot down your ideas and start to develop your plan.  Creating a clear plan before committing to the project is an important first step.  

  • Concept
  • Business Structure
  • Financing
  • Marketing

And that is just a few of the questions you need to consider to launch your business.  The good news is there a resources available to help you whether you are a start-up business or a business looking to change.

You may have already started to work on the idea.  Depending on where you are will determine the challenges/next steps to move forward. Where are you in the ideation stage?

  • Idea 
  • Prototype/Pre-Launch
  • Prototype/Pre-revenue
  • Launched
  • MVP
  • Launched/Revenue  (how much money have you raised and the source of funding matters)

Converting ideas into business models, gaining traction, discovering who your customers are and who is your competition can be done with a quick and simple S.W.O.T. analysis to determine your strengths weaknesses, opportunities and threats.  Taking some time to figure out where you are in the process and where you need help from others is a good start.

Innovation Comes to Stay

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