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The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps businesses become more successful today and meet the challenges of tomorrow. Whether you are starting a business, buying a business, growing a business, selling a business or looking for financing, we can help you.

The SBDC at Daytona State College is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

As a subcenter of the SBDC at UCF, the SBDC at Daytona State College has been actively serving the entrepreneurs of Volusia and Flagler Counties since 1992.
7 Steps to Starting A Business

7 Steps to S ~ T ~ A ~ R ~ T ~ U ~ P Your Business

electing the Idea
-Consider work experience, hobbies, consumer experiences
-Fill an existing need in the marketplace


Testing the Market

-Learn everything about the business, industry, marketplace 

-Know your customers and competition


cquiring Capital


-70% of all start-ups are funded with equity financing


-6 C's of Capital:

    • Cash
    • Credit
    • Collateral
    • Capacity to repay
    • Condition of the industry
    • Character

WRiting a Business Plan

 -3 reasons to write a business plan: communication tool, road map, objective look 

urning for Help

-Accountant, attorney, banker, insurance agent, management consultant, government service providers, mentor 

nderstanding Legal Requirements

-Legal forms of organization 

-Licenses, permits and taxes


rojecting Cash Flow

 -How much working capital will you need? 

-How long will it take for you to break even?


-Managing accounts payable and accounts receivable


The 7 Steps to Starting a Business form the basis of the curriculum taught in the fifteen-hour 'How to S-T-A-R-T-U-P Your Own Business' workshop. Other STARTUP training programs include:

Where's the Money? Business Financing
Dollars & Sense: Record Keeping Essentials
Taking the AX out of Business Taxes
Marketing Matters

Ultimate Business Planner

State Designated as Florida's Principal Provider of Small Business Assistance
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