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Chapter 1 - Action Steps

To Do Date Completed
Conduct research online, at the library, and by reading trade magazines.  
Visit other businesses in your area who would be your competitors.  
Organize your notes about your business research in a journal or in digital files where you can review them easily and often.  
Talk to your family about your plan to start a business. Encourage them to ask questions so they understand as much as possible about the demands that a new business will place upon you and them.  
Establish family boundaries or expectations so that everyone knows how much time you plan to commit to your family, as well as to your business.  



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