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Start A New Business 
Small Business Development Center

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Starting a new business can be exciting and challenging. There is much to be done during the idea and planning phase of opening a new business. This stage of business development is critical to the long term success of the business. Business owners that plan properly before opening the business increase their chances of success.

Starting a new business requires extensive planning and preparation which is quite time consuming. To assist in this process, the Kennesaw SBDC offers a variety of services to assist new business owners.

How to Start a New Business

Recommended Action Steps

For those who are planning to start a new business, the KSU SBDC recommends that you follow the Recommended Action Steps for Starting a New Business. These steps will help you as you determine whether or not you want to start a business, as well as consider the feasibility of your chosen business.


The first course recommended to those who are considering opening their own business is entitled "Starting a Business." The KSU SBDC also offers other training programs of interest to those who are starting a business. Live classes as well as online courses are available.

Information and Tools

The KSU SBDC offers helpful information and tools to those who are starting a business. A great deal of information is available online.

Financing for Start Up Businesses


Obtaining financing to start a business can be challenging. Therefore, it is important to consider the realities of obtaining financing. Information on obtaining financing can be found at the following links:

Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is an important step in starting a new business. The KSU SBDC offers a business plan template, as well as a course on writing a business plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

The SBA provides answers to common questions often asked by those that are starting a new business.

Answers to Questions

The Kennesaw SBDC primarily services businesses located in Cobb, Cherokee and Paulding Counties. For additional assistance in answering questions about starting a business, contact our office.


Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration
and the University of Georgia. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Drew Tonsmeire, Director, KSU SBDC,
Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, #3303, Kennesaw, GA 30144 or 470-578-6450.













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