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Starting Your Own Business

The idea of starting your own business can be an exciting one. It offers a chance to be innovative and reap the rewards of freedom and independance. Owning and operating your own business allows you the opportunity to:

  • Be your own boss
  • Earn more money
  • Think creatively

However, small business ownership can also be quite challenging and is definitely not right for everyone. It can mean long hours and can take a lot of time and money to get started. Depending on the nature of your business you may be subject to government regulations, competitors, demanding customers, financial obligations and the challenges that go along with managing employees.

These are just some of the many factors to take into consideration when deciding whether owning your own business is right for you.

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image: Hot Spot, Business Assistance Center Fresno's Business Assistance provides the FresnoStartup Guide, a consolidated booklet of start up resources available from participating agencies.

The FresnoStartUp Guide provides a checklist that helps you through the process of registering your business and getting your business started.

Fresno Startup Guide (pdf english)
Fresno Startup Guide (pdf Spanish)