To start a new business and remain in business profitably, one must be able to adapt to changes in the population, work force and technology, and to the demands of a global marketplace. To address these changing conditions, sound management and organizational practices are more important than ever before. The necessity of increasing productivity of employees, the difficulties in recruiting qualified workers from a shrinking labor force, and the importance of devising ways to meet workers' benefits will challenge managers of all small businesses.
- The Central Valley Business Incubator: A program unlike any other in California's Central Valley. Designed to stimulate economic growth and create jobs for the Central Valley, CVBI offers business development services and physical resources to ensure the success of local start-up companies.
Whether you are just thinking about starting a business, are launching a company, or have an established business that you want to grow, the Central Valley Business Incubator offers an array of classes, opportunities and resources to help you achieve your goals.
- Self Analysis helps you reflect on why you want to start your own business and what is your dream, your goal, your vision for this venture and, if you have the experience, expertise, and stamina for your new venture.
- Idea Feasibility emphasizes the importance of providing products or services that meet customers' needs, even before the first sale.
- Market Analysis is a way to gather facts about potential customers and to determine the demand for your product or service. Know the market before investing your time and money in any business venture.
- Legal Structure discusses the legal structures of businesses that need to be examined in order to assess what will best suit your needs and those of your particular venture.
- Financing - Small businesses usually need more than just cash; they need "smart" money. Therefore, you need to identify your business' financing profile, understand the various financing sources that may be available to you, and analyze which options best fit with your company plans.
- Licenses & Permits shows you a list of government agencies that need to be examined in order to assess what will best suit your needs and those of your particular venture.
- Business Plan shows you an outline of a business plan in order to pinpoint needs you might otherwise overlook, spots problems before they arise, and points out what must be done to make a profit and grow your business.