Before committing to starting a business, review your credit history, cash flow, collateral, and character references as well as your business management experience. The links below are guides to assist you in determining your ability to make a go of your business. The websites contain small business guides which are intended to serve as roadmaps for starting a business. They are both comprehensive and easy to use. They also contain numerous electronic links for additional information. These links contain business plan formats, financial plan formats, and marketing plan formats.
- Austin SCORE Website
- National SCORE Website
- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
This central site allows you to request a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.