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    1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 1, 2015 6:09 PM by Moderator Rebecca

    Trying to start a catering company

    jmullen1997 Adventurer

      New to the business,and totally lost. I need help on how to start a business. What steps do I take to open a catering company, and get a business license any help will be gratefully appreciated.

        • Re: Trying to start a catering company
          LUCKIEST Guide

          Welcome to the Community. We are here to help you succeed.

          Tell us more and ask specific questions and you should get great answers.

          To start, anybody starting a business should have a business plan.

          The business plan is like a roadmap to your success.

          You should also have an accountant, a lawyer, an insurance agent and a banker lined up.

          It sounds like a lot, but going into business and succeeding takes work.

          Hope this helps (a little)


          Good luck, LUCKIEST

          • Re: Trying to start a catering company
            Moderator Rebecca Guide

            Hi jmullen! Welcome to our community!


            As Luckiest stated, you'll need to start with a good business plan.  You'll want to research the business trends in your field and your area to see what will be the most successful course of action for your dream business.  If you're unsure where to start with writing your business plan, we have a great guide available written by our small business experts  that you will find useful Guide: How to develop a business plan.


            Once you've started on that, schedule an appointment with your local SBA (small business association) or S.C.O.R.E chapter.  These are free resources available to help you with your goals.  The SCORE Association, supported by SBA, is a nonprofit association of thousands of volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories.  You can find out more information on these resources at The U.S. Small Business Administration | .


            In the meantime, be sure to browse the articles and discussions on our site.  You may find some others who have the same types of questions that you do, or helpful tips and tricks to keep in mind while writing your business plan.  Feel free to ask questions along the way to our community!


            We look forward to hearing more from you and about your catering business!