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Exploring Business Ideas

Starting Your Entrepreneurial Journey?

Starting your entrepreneurial journey is an exciting time. As exciting as it is, the path to business ownership can feel overwhelming. The daunting tasks required to take your idea from concept to launch can hinder your forward motion. Luckily, you don’t have to walk this journey alone. Here at KITE, we provide tools and highlight local resources to help turn your ideas into a successful business.

Exploring Business Ideas

Starting Your Entrepreneurial Journey?

Starting your entrepreneurial journey is an exciting time. As exciting as it is, the path to business ownership can feel overwhelming. The daunting tasks required to take your idea from concept to launch can hinder your forward motion. Luckily, you don’t have to walk this journey alone. Here at KITE, we provide tools and highlight local resources to help turn your ideas into a successful business.

How We Help

Steps to Success

01.

We Help You
Get Motivated

Developing business ideas can be exciting. But, it is also a lot of work, which can be equally rewarding and challenging. As you look for a starting point, ask yourself, “What is my motivation behind wanting to become an entrepreneur?”

02.

We Help You Explore New Ideas

Once you know why you want to start a business and are ready to put in the work, explore different business ideas before landing on the one you want to pursue. Ask yourself, “Does this idea or venture help me achieve my business goals?” Join a workshop or meet with an advisor who can help you troubleshoot your ideas.

03.

We Help You Access Local Resources

The Kern County Resource Compass, powered by Startup Space, is designed to help you access the right resources. Through multiple filtration options, discover the ones uniquely positioned to help you build a successful business.

04.

We Help You Draft a Plan

You’ve gathered the correct information to turn your idea into a viable business. Don’t forget to alter your plan when new information arises. Get started on the Startup Space app when you join KITE’s virtual community Hub.

Suggested Resources

Get Motivated with The KITE Podcast

Get inspired by your community by listening to the KITE podcast. Our guests help you get motivated by sharing stories about how they got started in their entrepreneurial journey.

Kite Podcast

Explore New Ideas With ConnectNow

When you join KITE’s virtual community hub on Startup Space, you can utilize ConnectNow, a chat feature that allows you to interact with local business leaders across Kern county.

Connect Now

access the right resources

KITE’s Resource Compass, powered by Startup Space, gives you access to the right resources. Through multiple filtration options, discover the ones that are designed to help you turn your ideas into a business.

Resource Compass

Get an Overview of Your Business

Examine how your business would operate by joining our Startup Space hub and heading to the knowledge center. There, you’ll find in-depth explanations of the Business Model Canvas, complete with examples that will help you understand how different businesses work as you entertain ideas.

Get Started

Explore Resources

Access tools, guidance, and industry-specific resources throughout your entrepreneurial journey by downloading the Startup Space app and joining the KITE network.

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How We Help You Succeed

Gain access to real time data-driven resources that help you develop the scalable business ideas you need to succeed throughout your entrepreneurship.

Find Education and Training

Find training modules, seminars, and other educational events near you that are designed to provide knowledge to our community’s business owners.

Expand Your Network

Attend pitch seminars, business fairs, workshops, virtual networking events and more, that help entrepreneurs in any stage gain visibility and connections.

Get Expert Mentorship

Get paired with talented business owners in Kern County who provide ongoing guidance to entrepreneurs throughout their business lifecycle.

Join Our Resources Ecosystem

Reach new heights in your journey by joining our Startup Space app, designed to surround local entrepreneurs with the resources needed to succeed.

Join An Event

Want to present your ideas to professionals in your industry or gain valuable feedback from experienced business leaders? Get one-on-one advice and insights from Mentors in your community as you explore and troubleshoot business ideas together. You can look through our Events calendar to find an event near you, or join our Startup Space app to get notified about future events.

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Get Connected

Get Customized Business Resources With Startup Space.

The Startup Space mobile app is designed to help entrepreneurs like you access the right resources. Through multiple filtration options, discover resources that are uniquely positioned to help you build a successful business. Connect with mentors and other thought leaders in your community who can help you expand your business.