Thinking about starting a business?

Dice_399139066_6cf6ff4d30In a down economy, thinking about starting a business might be the furthest from your mind. However, some of today's best and well-known companies were started during deep recessions (think Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Revlon, etc).

What many don't realize is that starting a business during a recession actually offers many opportunities--such as lower costs than during boom times and a better market in which to hire talented workers. Of course, as with starting a business at any time, you have to consider the pros and cons and do a proper market analysis. But during a recession this analysis (called business planning) is even more critical and acute. Starting a business should never be a pure roll of the dice but it is a calculated risk.

Arm yourself with information, whether you want to start the next multi-million dollar franchise or a small, home-based business to help supplement your income. Set yourself up for business success by taking a short, 2-hour Start Smart seminar to get an overview of what you need to know before you start your business.

Learn about business resources and financing available for business startups in the Region 2000 areas of Lynchburg, Bedford, Campbell, Amherst and Appomattox. Check out our Start Smart seminar or call us at (434) 582-6170 for more information. Do you have what it takes to start a business?