Half of all millennials want to start their own business within the next several years, according to a study conducted by the Center for Generational Kinetics in conjunction with America’s SBDC – and we love to help!
Millennials cited two main areas in which they want help in order to achieve their goals of business ownership: assistance with business planning and accessing capital for start-up funds. At the WU KSBDC, these are two of the areas of advising in which we work with clients! We offer workshops on how to start a business and business planning for start-ups – along with workshops on a wide variety of other specific, important topics for small business owners ranging from sales tax to export assistance. Moreover, we provide one-on-one consultations to help business owners write business plans and engage in the on-going process of business planning. Amongst other things, this includes help analyzing financial needs, identifying potential sources of capital, and applying for funding.
Our mission does not end with helping people start new businesses, however; and, of course, we don’t only work with millennials. We’re here to help small businesses be successful by providing small business owners with the tools that they need for understanding how to run their businesses, mitigate risks, see and pursue opportunities, and transition well when the time comes for it – and hopefully, in the meantime, achieve the goals they set for themselves in business ownership.
Access to Capital for Small Businesses – on September 26th
Laurie Pieper, Ph.D.