So I have met with one business owner and contacted a couple others. Next on the list: finish the business plan draft and meet with the Small Business Development Center of Onondaga Community College.
I took a class with them a while back when I was dreaming about opening a wedding venue. I found the class a little helpful, but mostly it opened my eyes to what the center can offer. I walked away with a business plan template and contact information for later use. Now, months later and with a slightly different idea, I have set up an appointment. I’m heading in there this morning and here are some things I hope to get out of the meeting:
- Get the process of obtaining the proper licenses started. This may just mean they provide me with some contact information of lawyers that specialize in this.
- Provide a starting point for funding options
- Connect me with a realtor that can help me find the perfect spot.
- Help revise the business plan
I’ll let you all know how it goes!