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Welcome to the Decatur Business Community!

These resources will help you start and grow your business. All businesses are encouraged to visit the SBDC - where you will receive one-on-one help for business plans, research, financing, strategic planning, and much more.

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First Steps in Starting a Business

 

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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Start a Business

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First Steps in Starting a Business

 

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

      Email address

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How to Rank for Hard Key Words

 

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  • Business Tune-Up

  • SWOT

  • Customer Retention

Grow your Business

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5 Minute Breathing Exercise with Music to lower stress

 

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  • Business Tune-Up

    • Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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  • SWOT

  • Customer Retention

Manage your Business

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5 Minute Breathing Exercise with Music to lower stress

 

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Online courses(fee)

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  • Business Tune-Up

    • Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

      Email address
  • SWOT

  • Customer Retention

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Bring your A Game to Work

 

Online courses (fee)

  • Business Tune-UP: HR

  • Create a Healthy Workplace

Hire Employees

  • Find the right person
  • More compliance help
  • Payroll
  • Human resource tools
  • Safety tools
  • Business Entity Wizard
    • Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

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Soft Skills

 

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  • Business Entity Wizard
    • Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

  • Business Entity Wizard
    • Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

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Soft Skills

 

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  • Business Entity Wizard
    • Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

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Funding Sources

 

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  • Business Tune-Up

    Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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Financing/Managing Money

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Retirement Plan Options

 

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Protect your Business

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Retirement Plan Options

 

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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    • Prevent Fraud

      Protect your Business from Fraud. It happens more than you think.

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Small Business Taxes

 

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Government Requirements

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Encore Entrepreneurship for Women

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Your Assessment

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  • New Ideas

  • Use of Technology

  • Threats to your Industry

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    Encore Entrepreneurship for Women

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    Agricultural Safety Videos from EXtension
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    Your Assessment

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  • Agriculture

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    Agricultural Safety Videos from EXtension
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    Fall Protection
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    QuickBooks for Construction Contractors

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    Export-U

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

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  • Sell Globally

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    Export-U

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    Your Assessment

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    Forklift Training
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    Your Assessment

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    Forklift Training
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    Safety for Temporary Workers in Industrial/Manufacturing

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    Manufacturing Fundamentals

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    Your Assessment

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    Best practices for cleaning and disinfecting stainless steel commercial food equipment
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    Secrets of the Caterer

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  • Restaurants/Tourism

    Markup Calculator 

    List Price Markdown Calculator 

    Layaway Calculator 

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    Post COVID: Creating Safe & Clean Retails Interactions
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    Your Assessment

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  • Markup Calculator 

    List Price Markdown Calculator 

    Layaway Calculator 

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    Post COVID: Creating Safe & Clean Retails Interactions
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    Online courses

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    Your Assessment

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    HubZone: Make the Government your Customer
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    Your Assessment

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  • Selling to Government