Starting a new business is challenging. There are many factors involved - some you can control, and others you can’t. However, you can increase your chances of success through self-reflection, research and planning. The purpose of this booklet is to give you a starting point. It provides you with information, tools and resources. This step-by-step booklet will guide you to starting up a small business. The order of the steps may vary; however, it’s important that all are followed. Also available for you to use are tools to develop your marketing plan and cash flow projection.