Business Planning

Whether you’re just starting or looking to grow your business, our consultants work with you to define your business goals and then create a written action plan that includes financial, management and operational policies over a fixed timeline.

What Can We Help You With?

Lease Negotiation

At OCIE SBDC Network, our team of consultants can assist you with any lease negotiation. We offer assistance negotiating commercial leases and review your financial statements in order to ensure the lease terms fit into your projected growth and stability. Additionally, charges are reviewed and assistance in negotiation with net rent is provided so you stay within budget. We also review your timeline for move-in and opening to avoid any unexpected costs. Our consultants may also communicate with your potential landlord if you desire to assist in answering questions and ensure both parties are satisfied with the new lease agreements.

Lease Negotiation

Site Selection Assistance

The Commercial Real Estate Specialists assist our clients in conducting their due diligence on their new website. We may also carry out a market analysis of their target areas. We evaluate operating costs to ensure you stay within budget. Our specialists also set cost targets, and connect you with city officials who can help answer any questions you have. Furthermore, if applicable, they offer available incentives or land opportunities.

Site Selection Assistance

Business Plan Development

The SBDC assists its clients in creating business plans unique to their business in order to achieve funding, growth objectives, and startup goals. No matter the stage you are at with your business, we will offer guidance in the business plan process to come up with business goals, research and communicate your ideas, review financial data, and create marketing plans that are engaging.

Business Plan Development

Business Formation*

The SBDC team introduces the client to the various business structures available for their business and explains them thoroughly. For the legal aspect of it, we assist in explaining the legal and tax implications of the diverse business structures as well as the legal forms and fees necessary to create your business. Additionally, we provide assistance in filing your fictitious business name.

*NOTE: Our team of consultants do not provide legal advice for entity formation. You will need to consult with your business legal advisor on the filing steps, documentation necessasry, and submission process.

Business Formation*

Permits and Licenses Guidance

The OCIE SBDC Network team helps analyze the scope of your proposed project, identify required permits, point you to the proper agency or person, and complete any necessary forms.

Permits and Licenses Guidance
Feasibility Study

Feasibility Study

The SBDC conducts a feasibility study in order to see the potential of a given business idea. It is determined by the market size, different scenarios, and technical, operational, and financial feasibility. The clients are given an overview of the study for their business idea.

Market Analysis

Market Analysis

The SBDC research team gives clients a comprehensive industry report of their given or desired industry. It details target market information, market size pricing, regulatory information, as well as opportunities and strengths.