Resources Needed to Start a Small Business

Resources Needed to Start a Small BusinessStarting a small business requires the investment of time, resources, and determination. Most small businesses fail within the first few years of operation. This does not need to be the fate of your company, but it is important that you work with a Bryan business attorney who can help guide you so that you have the resources necessary for success.

A Marketable Product or Service

The first thing you need to start your small enterprise may seem obvious, but it is important to consider. You need to be honest with yourself about the salability of your product or service, and whether you will need any special training or need to obtain a professional license. Consider what market you are targeting, and who you will need to appeal to. Along with understanding what you are selling, you need to know how to sell it to this target customer base.

The Business Plan

The foundation of a successful small business is a clear and strong business plan. Many people skip this, and it is important. Your attorney can help you develop a business plan that directs your vision. You will need a mission statement, and then consider the multitude of matters related to running your business.

Financial Resources

Without sufficient funding it will be impossible to get your business started. Every new small business needs an initial capital investment. You will have many startup costs, including, among others:

  • Renting/purchasing the building where your business will be housed
  • Purchase of office equipment
  • Initial inventory
  • Cost of hiring employees, if applicable
  • Business license

You might consider obtaining a business loan from a bank, loans from friends, or your own assets. You may be able to obtain a grant or loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration as well.

A Support Team

The success of your new business will require that you have a team of individuals who can advise you on areas such as finance, marketing, accounting, and law. You may be able to obtain a mentor who has been through the process. Contact SCORE, which is a national non-profit and is a part of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For Legal Assistance with Your Small Business Startup

Anyone who is setting up a small business would do well to work closely with a Bryan business lawyer. Call Peterson Law Group today at 979-703-7014 or 936-337-4681.

About Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson is an attorney and the owner and founder of Peterson Law Group, a Texas law firm with offices in Bryan/College Station and Kingwood. He mainly practices in the areas of Estate Planning and Business Planning. Chris is also a Certified Estate Planner. Besides his law practice, Chris is a serial entrepreneur and community volunteer. He is known for his cutting edge law practice that utilizes technology to deliver efficient, excellent work.