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Launching Your Business

I Have A Business Plan. What Are My Next Steps?

If you’ve turned your idea into a dynamic business plan, congratulations! You’re one step closer to becoming a business owner. However, simply arriving at a well-researched plan, while a great start, is not enough to launch a thriving business. Once you have a plan, you may be asking yourself, “What now?” By joining our entrepreneurial network on the Startup Space app, you’ll gain access to countless tools that will help turn your plan into a business.

Launching Your Business

I Have A Business Plan. What Are My Next Steps?

If you’ve turned your idea into a dynamic business plan, congratulations! You’re one step closer to becoming a business owner. However, simply arriving at a well-researched plan, while a great start, is not enough to launch a thriving business. Once you have a plan, you may be asking yourself, “What now?” By joining our entrepreneurial network on the Startup Space app, you’ll gain access to countless tools that will help turn your plan into a business.

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Steps to Success

01.

Acquire Proper Licenses

Almost every business requires a license to operate legally, whether at the local, state, or federal level. Once you’ve acquired the right license, keep track of any renewal dates to ensure you’re operating legally. Join our Startup Space app to find resources on everything from choosing your business structure, to obtaining and renewing your license.

02.

Know Your Numbers

You have a business plan, but have you considered how much money it’ll take to finance your soon-to-be booming enterprise? Think about whether you want to consult with investors, get a business loan, crowdfund, or self-fund.

03.

Assemble Your Team

You can’t do it all! As a founder, you are often required to fill many roles. While your passion and ideas may drive you, you will probably find that you are better at some positions than others. All businesses need a range of skills to be able to survive and grow. Assembling the right team to complement and reinforce your business is crucial.

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Prepare to Launch

Launching a business is challenging work. Prepare for a successful launch by joining our network on the mobile Startup Space app. Join the thousands of innovative entrepreneurs in Kern County and gain access to tools that help you start right.

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Get Expert Guidance

The BizWizard tool within Startup Space guides entrepreneurs and small businesses through starting and restarting their businesses. By learning where you are in your journey, KITE will recommend localized resources that help you reach the next step.

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Find Open Positions Near You

Kern County contains over 25,000 small businesses in a wide variety of industries, including over 5,000 businesses. By visiting the CSUB Entrepreneurship Club website, you can find open positions in your area and more resources.

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Get Help Launching Your Business

Prepare for a successful launch by joining our network on the mobile Startup Space app. By joining Startup Space, you’ll gain access to a network of innovative entrepreneurs across Kern County.

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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 ecosystem, designed to surround 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 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.