First Steps to Starting a Business

First Steps to Starting a Business

Thinking about going into business?

Attend a First Steps workshop at a location near you or participate online. 


During First Steps you will explore your business idea and assess your business readiness.


  • Identify your own strengths and weaknesses as a business owner.
  • Learn how to determine the potential for your business.
  • Discover what information you need and where to find it.


This is an interactive workshop with hands-on exercises and lots of resources.


This program is designed for people who have not yet started a business.


You will learn how to answer these questions:

Do you have the right personality, skills and life situation to start and manage a business?

Do you have a good business idea that will meet a customer need and make a profit?

How realistic is your business concept?

What kind of investment will you need to launch your business?

What steps do you need to take to get started?


Find your local center or learn more about First Steps Online.