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Do It Yourself

Sometimes it's difficult to really understand something unless you try it out for yourself. That's what the DIY (Do It Yourself) section of this site is all about. In this section you'll find a variety of things you can do in order to learn more about what it takes to start your own biz. Each DIY tool goes with one of the main sections of the site. You can read more about the ideas behind each tool by visiting the main pages of the section that it goes with.

Here's a list of sections and DIY tools:

Getting Started
Do You Have What It Takes?
Take this survey to find out if you have the skills you need to become a small biz owner.
  Ask the Lawyer
Find out what questions you should ask a lawyer before you start your new biz.
  Ask the Accountant
Learn what to ask an accountant before you start your new biz.

Where's the Money?
How Much is Enough?
Find out the costs of starting your own biz.
  Cash Now Cash Later
Learn how to keep track of your expenses each month to make sure you have enough.
  The Price is Right
Use this tool to figure out how much to charge for your product or service.

Know Your Market
Ask the Customer
Select questions to ask customers to find out what they would like from a biz.

Sell It!
Design Your Biz Card
Use our template to create a biz card.
  Marketing Calendar
Set up a calendar for the marketing you will do for your biz.
  Marketing Strategy
Set your goals for your biz.
  On the Fly
Create a flyer to advertise your biz.

Put It All Together
What's the Plan?
Develop a mini-biz plan that you can bring to possible funders.