The first thing you will need to do is decide the type of business you want to start.
Then you will need to do the research to make sure this is a viable business that can be profitable in the near future and can make it through the pandemic successfully and long term.
Some of the places you will need to research are the Small Business Administration (SBA), people you know, the internet, the library, you can take classes, use your previous experience or a bank.
The Small Business Administration is generally located in most major cities and can help you with details about planning your business, starting your business, managing your business, growing your business and funding it.
People you know may have a plethora of knowledge about business startup and growing it. Sometimes all you have to do is ask what they know.
The internet is where you will be able to look up just about every question you have about researching your business for ideas. It may be a good idea to use the internet to look at other businesses similar to yours and research to see what they are doing. What's working for them and what's not working for them? Which of their ideas can you borrow and use to make your business better?
The library is still and will always be a great place to find ideas to us to help you come up with ideas for products, services or even the design of your facility by simply opening up a book and looking inside of it and viewing the content.
There is a plethora of classes you can take to help you with your business. At the community college you may find classes in continue education or credited classes that can include financial classes and classes in the specific thing that you are planning to start your business in.
You can also use your previous experience in something that you know well to start a business. You may have to check with your local government to find out if you need any type of business licenses.
Each county is a little different; your local government office will be able to direct you on your needed licensing.
Contacting a bank to find out what they can do for you so you can get financing to get started. They will be able to tell you what you need to get financing or what you will need to work on so you can get it in the future.
The first thing you will have to do before starting a business in the COVID -19 Pandemic is your research, then and only then will you know the next steps you will have to take to make your business successful.