Start-Up Finance Questions

  • Where will your start-up funds come from?
  • Do you know where to get a loan for your type of business?
  • Have you calculated monthly fixed costs (rent, utilities, insurance, employee salaries, etc.)?
  • Do you know the cost of providing your service?
  • Have you calculated how long it will take for you to see a profit?
  • Have you developed a pricing strategy for your services?
  • Are you aware of the tax structure for your type of business?
  • Will you require a salary to run your business?

Adapted from "Start Smart! Developing a Business Plan for Success," presented at the ASHA Health Care 2009 and Business Institute by Shari Robertson, PhD.

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