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What are your immediate needs? Ensure success no matter your stage of the business life cycle by understanding the steps. Select the phase below that best matches your business.


Have you been thinking about turning your dream into reality? Taking an idea to business is an exciting but stressful experience. The FSBDCN provides start-up and planning training services, tools, and resources to help evaluate your business idea, make sound business decisions, and pursue your dream of business ownership.

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It’s official, your business is open. Congratulations! But, now what? How do you attract customers, manage daily operations, and plan for the future? The FSBDCN has the resources and experts to guide you in this formative stage of business—where business decisions often mean the difference between business success and failure.

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Your business is well-established and customers are returning. Business is good, but not growing. How can you take it to the next level? FSBDCN professionally certified business consultants work one-on-one with motivated businesses who want to grow and expand. Our consultants help research, design, and implement sustainable strategies that help your business achieve its growth potential.

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There comes a time in every business when change is needed. Being flexible and seeking ways to help your business adjust to a changing marketplace is the best recipe for success. The FSBDCN works with mature businesses to identify new business opportunities, chart new paths, and plan for the long-term future.

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As an entrepreneur, your thoughts are dominated with growing your business. However, there does come a time when you must say goodbye. Do you have a plan? Will you be selling, merging, or closing your business? The FSBDCN can help you project the valuation of your business and prepare for the transition.

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