Business Tools

Business Start Up Checklist

So you are starting a new business, it is a challenging task and there are many steps to complete.

This checklist will walk you through those tasks in an orderly fashion and when you have completed the steps you will be ready to open your new business venture in Pierce County.

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Choosing Your business name and registering your business


Planning is crucial to the success of your business.

Draft a Comprehensive Business Plan

There are many free resources and tools

  • AgPlan, a free University of Minnesota online business planning tool for agricultural and small businesses

Review the SBDC Business Answer Hotline FAQs

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