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Decide if you Are Ready to Start A Business
Before you start a business, you may want to assess your lifestyle, goals, family needs, and other factors.  There are several resources to help you do this assessment.

Read and take a self-assessment test online
Online assessment test from the SBA
Articles about starting a business from SCORE 

 

Get help from local organizations that help you assess your readiness

Short workshops
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Women's Initiative (Low Income Women)
C.E.O. Women (Immigrant Women)
AnewAmerica (Immigrant and Minority Entrepreneurs)

Multi-Week Assessment Program
Urban FIRE

Talk to an Advisor One-on-One
East Bay SCORE


 
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