How to Start a Business...Let Us Help You!

So, you want to start your own business but don't know where to begin? The Collin SBDC in Plano, TX provides free one-on-one consulting and group training to many new entrepreneurs in both Collin and Rockwall counties. We can cover a variety of topics that can help you start a business including:

SWOT Analysis

Small Business Loans

Business Plan

Market and Industry Research

Business Legal Structure


Before making a consulting appointment, please take the following steps to help us determine where you are in your startup process. Are you at the very beginning? Have you written your business plan? Do you have a SWOT analysis? These questions and more will be addressed in the next steps.

Take the Next Steps

Click on the button that best describes your current situation. These categories will take you through a process that will include our New Client Assessment form. Based on this assessment, you'll be directed to tailored training opportunities, homework and/or other resources to better help you.