Getting Started

What to Expect and Not to Expect From a Business Mentor
Read what Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE has to say

Are You Ready to Start a Business?”

We won’t kid you. It’s not easy. Not everyone is ready for it, but the rewards are huge. We suggest that you start with these articles to see if you have the right personality and a workable idea.

Before you get going, consider some of the points in this document.
Top 10 Reasons Small Businesses Fail

How do I start a business? Here’s a guide to step you through the process.
How To Really Start Your Own Business

City of Los Angeles Business Portal – Startup Guide
Welcome to the Startup Guide

From Square Inc
A Simple Guide to Starting a Business

Here are some free legal documents and articles you may need.
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Documents and Articles

What are the rules in California? How do I register my business? Here’s some excellent information from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development


How do I start an e-Business? How can technology help me with me business? Where can I get more information?

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