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You have an idea, a dream, or desire to start a business but now sure what to do now. These resources were created to aid you in the process of pursuing your idea. Starting a business is certainly not easy, but can be so rewarding.
Restaurant Food Cost Calculator– Easily break down bulk food purchase costs into portion costs
Start up Cost Calculator– Find out how much you need to start up your business
SCORE- National Business Advising Services
Small Business Development Center- Washington
Small Business Development Center- Oregon
Small Business Development Center- Idaho
CBA- Commercial Multiple Listing Service (Find commercial lease space)
Video- How to start a business from scratch
Video- How to get a startup loan
Video- What bankers look for in Service Companies
Video- How business credit works
Get an IRS Tax ID Number in Minutes (IRS)
Create a Washington State LLC (WA Sec of State)
Create a Washington State Corporation (WA Sec of State)
startupstash.com – A curated directory of resources and tools to help you build your startup. This is a good starting point.
squarespace.com/logo – Use this for basic logos done instantly.
portent.com/tools/title-maker – This helps you figure out content ideas. Help get creativity flowing.
stocksnap.io – Free Stock Photos for your website or other uses.
mailchimp.com – Newsletters and signup widgets
zoho.com – FREE CRM tool in order to keep track of your clients and follow up
namecheap.com – Lowest cost way to register your website domain
fiverr.com – Pay $5 (or a bit more) for tasks ranging from logo design to copy writing
docracy.com – Open source legal documents (Note from Paul: BE CAREFUL! Consult a Lawyer if needed)
www.score.org/browse-library – Take free classes on things to help start your business
skillshare.com – Unlock your creativity with free online classes & projects
Will I need collateral?
Yes, startup loans are hard to get and not many banks provide them. It is safe to say even using SBA loans you will need to be close to full collateralization for these types of loans.
Do I have to have good credit?
YES! a score of 700 plus would be required.
I heard that startup restaurant loans are hard to get
Yes- That is true, they are the hardest because in general restaurant margins are small and loan defaults are high.
Have more questions? Are you located in Washington, Oregon or Idaho?
Contact Paul Long
Call or Text (253) 300.5414 email: firstname.lastname@example.org