Next Step....?

Business By platinumlady Updated 13 Apr 2011 , 7:06pm by CWR41

platinumlady Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 5:46pm
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I have seen different topics about doing a business plan & also while doing that compare pricing with competitors pricing. How do I find out who my competitors are in my area. I don't know where to look. Also can someone guide to where I can put a business plan together. I know these are two different request but I don't believe I can do one without the other.

I live in Kansas (in the great Kansas City area -covers Missouri & Kansas) I am licensed in both states.

Thanks in Advance

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indydebi Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 5:50pm
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I found all of my info on the internet.

jason_kraft Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 5:56pm
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For help on putting together a business plan I would recommend talking to someone at SCORE, you can get free 1-on-1 advice from a volunteer business professional in your area.

Google Maps makes it really easy to find competing businesses. For example:,+mo&fb=1&gl=us&hq=wedding+cakes&hnear=Kansas+City,+MO&ei=duOlTcnsNoP0tgP1k736DA&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=image&resnum=4&ved=0CAkQtgMwAw

platinumlady Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 5:58pm
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That helps a lot thank you both very much

CWR41 Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 6:39pm
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Here are some helpful sites:
Business Resource Software, Inc. (
Palo Alto Software, Inc. (

Good luck to you!

platinumlady Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 7:00pm
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awesome thank you !

CWR41 Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 7:06pm
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Will we see you 'round here anymore? It could take many months to complete that business plan, and possibly up to a year! Good luck getting started A.S.A.P.!!!!

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