Do You Have a Business Idea?
Do you have an idea for a business? Maybe you have thought of a product or service that could solve a problem, fill a need or enhance people's lives?
The first step to turn your ideas into reality starts with the right mindset. You have to be ready to learn about the process for starting a business and launching your idea. Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities.
At this Pre-Planning stage, we encourage you to explore the resources and opportunities available to you that will prepare you for starting your own small business.
Small Business Administration
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
The Glendale IDEA Center (Glendale Innovation Development and Entrepreneurial Assistance Center) is a space where business people, entrepreneurs, innovators and networkers can come together to share ideas, tips, and skills, learn more about starting and growing a business, form partnerships or just make connections. This is also a place where people can receive career advice and assistance.
ASU Startup School is a 6-part series designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. At the end of this series, attendees will be able to express their ideas with an excellently crafted elevator pitch, have completed a Business Model Canvas, have built and identified a customer base as well as understand the cost and revenue needed to be successful.