Start a Business in Athens-Clarke County
Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Many entrepreneurs say that starting their own business has many advantages such as charting their own destiny, seeing their own pet ideas in action, being in charge of every aspect of what they do, working according to their own schedule, and making a living by following their passion. Athens-Clarke County wants you to be a great success in starting and operating your business. A wide variety of local and regional programs, volunteers, and experienced executives are available to bring their services to help you with your venture. Remember, though: they can only help. It's still up to you to make it all work.
If you are thinking of becoming a business owner, remember that success requires certain personality traits, sound planning, creativity, and most of all hard work. It also involves understanding the risks involved in your enterprise and developing ways to minimize (or at least reduce) the impact of those risks. All your backers will want to see that you have taken sound steps to mitigate risks -- especially the backers that commit financial resources to you and your business.
The following resources will help you to evaluate how ready you really are to pursue owning and operating a business. And they will lay out the specific steps you'll need to take in getting started with your own enterprise.