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Startup Resources

Steps to Launching a Successful Business:


1. Preparation

Before investing significant time, energy and dollars into your business, it is critical to evaluate the potential of the business you have in mind.

  • Your Idea
  • Your Market
  • Yourself

2. Planning

Once you decide to move forward, it is time to make some critical choices and build your plan of action (business plan).

  • Critical Choices
    • Name
    • Legal Formation
    • Location
    • Team
  • Components
    • Finance
    • Operations
    • Marketing

3. Execution

At this point you should be ready to transact business. This is where you’ll put those plans to the test.

  • Implementation
  • Continuous Improvement

For help working through this process, check out these resources:

The following resource partners provide direct technical assistance for startup businesses…

Eugene Public Library

Eugene Public Library

Offering business research, workshops, career development, business books and databases.

Eugene’s Table

Eugene’s Table

Leading collaborative development projects, promoting our products and values, and creating opportunities to share knowledge and resources.

Huerto de la Familia

Huerto de la Familia

Providing opportunities and training in organic agriculture and business creation to Latino families in Lane County.

Lane Arts Council

Lane Arts Council

Professional development for artists and arts organizations in Lane County.

Oregon RAIN

Oregon RAIN

Catalyzing entrepreneurial ecosystems, connecting entrepreneurs to resources, and contributing to the creation of prosperous economies.

SCORE Willamette

SCORE Willamette

Providing objective confidential mentoring and education to small business owners and entrepreneurs at any stage of the business cycle.