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Big Ideas

Cedar County's economic strength owes a good deal to local business. These large and small enterprises have one thing in common; they all started with someone with a good idea. That someone was someone like you.

Do you have an idea for a business startup? Do you want to see where that idea takes you. A great place to start is to check out the toolkit on the Small Business Administration website. Their "Ten Step Guide to Starting a Business" offers the key steps in the planning, financial decision making, and series of legal activities you need to get going. They also have advice on what to do after you get it going. If those tools are not enough, The SBA offers programs delivered by professional, high quality, individualized business advisors. They also provide technical assistance to existing small businesses and pre-venture entrepreneurs. SBA provides problem-solving assistance to help small businesses access capital, develop and exchange new technologies, and improve business planning, strategy, operations, financial management, personnel administration, marketing, export assistance, sales and other areas required for small business growth and expansion, management improvement, increased productivity and innovation. There is a Small Business Administration near you looking to help.

Turning the idea of starting your own business into a reality may seem like just a dream, but there are people doing just that every day and there is no place better than in Cedar County.


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