Plan Your Small Business

Lay the groundwork for your business before you launch

Every great business has started with an idea, and through hard work and perseverance, became the brands we know and love today. To ensure your idea can take root and flourish, you can use the resources and information available here to help prepare.

Get Started Planning Your Business

Common Planning Topics

Online PresenceHaving an online presence is indispensable for most companies, regardless of industry.Read More
Transportation of GoodsSmall businesses that need delivery services often need help learning when to transport and when to ship their goods in the most effective ways.Read More
EIN NumberOne commonly asked question we get is “What’s the difference between an EIN number and a Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number?”Read More

Guides To Get You Started

How to Get Your Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number

How to Get your Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number

See Where a Good Idea Can Take You

Start Small, Go Big - Pork Barrel BBQEveryone knows the secret’s in the sauce, and for the owners of Pork Barrel BBQ, this couldn’t be more true.Read More
Bjork Construction
They Build More Than Just Homes – They Build RelationshipsRead More
Custom Powder Systems
Strives for Employee SatisfactionRead More


Frequently Asked Questions

  • There are a variety of loans available, but there are also alternative ways to get funding that prospective business owners can also consider.
  • Some small businesses will qualify for grants, but others will not. Learn more.
  • Businesses at every stage will benefit from knowing more about business credit. Here’s a quick outline.