The Start-up Checklist is an important first step in launching a new business or nonprofit venture. This Checklist is a roadmap of the tasks you must do prior to (or soon after) launch. It also helps you to gauge your readiness to successfully launch.
The Checklist takes many forms, but in general, it will address items such as:
My office reviews the Start-up Checklist with each client launching a new business. It has helped clients understand the extent of financial, resource, and time investments necessary for the business. The purpose is not to deter entrepreneurs but to set reasonable expectations.
For the Do-it-yourselfer, Start-up Checklists are readily available on the internet or from your regional small business development center (SBDC).
Christine Jarzab Kuntz is an attorney specializing in the life cycle of businesses and nonprofit organizations. She is enthusiastic to share her knowledge, tools, and tips with the business and nonprofit community. She enjoys the excitement of tutoring start-ups, tackling the challenges of established businesses, and counseling her clients' transitions through all stages of the business life cycle.