How to Start a Business

How to Start a Small Business: A Step-by-Step Guide


Minyang Jiang

If you’re interested in the specifics of starting a business, you probably already have a concept in mind that you think would be profitable, marketable, or beneficial to society. The first step you should take toward starting your business is to dissect that concept. While a well-run startup can create lasting impact and profits, the […]

writing a business plan

How to Write a Business Plan


Minyang Jiang

Updated July 21, 2020 A business plan is a road map for your business’s success. Once you make the commitment to start your own small business, you need to have a plan for how you will run and maintain it. Without a carefully crafted business plan for your company, you’ll lack the organization and vision […]


Leveraging Small Business Certifications for Working Capital


Minyang Jiang

Small business certifications can help you gain strategic partnerships, access to capital, and greater influence in your community.