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Develop a Plan

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Create a detailed business plan, analyze community demographics and data, and consult with an accountant for expert financial guidance.

Business Plan — Create a plan to determine your concept’s viability. (Connect with the Chamber to receive free coaching and mentoring from SBDC or SCORE.)

Community Demographics & Data — Go to the city of Lodi’s Size-Up web portal (coming soon) to get economic data to help inform your business plan.

Consult and Seek an Accountant — They will help review your plan and advise you on how to structure your entity (LLC, S-Crop, B-Corp, Sole Proprietor).

Analyze — Do a SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. There are many options online. Semrush offers helpful information as well as a SWOT Analysis Template.

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