Guide to Starting a Business in Green CountySo you've got an idea of a new product or service and you think you might want to start a business.
GCDC Can Help.GCDC is your source for resources to assist you as you explore starting your business or commercializing your product. Our Green County Small Business Resources provides you with a list of agencies that provide financial and business planning assistance, and will provide you with basic information to direct you through programs and resources that are available at the local, state, and federal levels.
The Green County Business Start-Up Regulations & Information Guide outlines everything you need to know about starting a business in the county - registrations, permits, business forms, etc.
The Business PlanThere are many benefits to writing a business plan. Research has shown that 60 percent of businesses that complete a business plan survive two or more years; compared to 15 percent of businesses without business plans survive two or more years. Your success is largely dependent on how much you understand your business and business sector. A business plan helps you organize your thoughts and your resources and is essential when securing investors and credit.
Some good business plan templates can be found at the SCORE web site here. The Small Business Development Center and the SW CAP provide free business planning assistance. Appointments are required.