Business Planning

Planning for the Startup or Expansion of your Business

📑 Why do a Business Plan? Every business can benefit from the preparation of a carefully written business plan. A business plan allows you to develop goals and strategies for your business.

💼 Should I create my own Business Plan? Yes. In doing the planning yourself, you will gain a much better understanding of the content and this will allow you to refer back to you plan with accuracy and efficiency whenever necessary. If you really must have help to develop your business plan, make sure that the assistance is nothing more than constructive guidance. Never ask somebody else to write a business plan for you - After all, no one knows your business like you do. If required, The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at FHSU in Hays will also offer their personal support and guidance to you at no cost. 

What Other Resources Are Available?


The Small Business Development Center at Fort Hays State University offers assistance at no cost! Visit their website, or go to their Client Portal to sign up for assistance!

SBA: 10 steps to start your business:

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. This website gives you up-to-date and relevant information to help guide you through the process.
For more information: 
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NetWork Kansas: Steps To Success. A Step-By-Step Guide to Starting a Business:

A downloadable PDF publication by NetWork Kansas. A comprehensive and systematic handbook providing an overview to process of starting a company within the State of Kansas.
For more information: 
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NetWork Kansas: Referral Center/Resource Navigator:

NetWork Kansas is a statewide network of connected non-profit business-building resources that help entrepreneurs and small business owners
For more information: Visit Website

To discuss these and the many other resources available to you, contact the PCED office and we'll be happy to assist you. 

General Information
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