How to compile a business plan?
There are a number of things you need to think about before starting a business. Since setting up and developing a business requires a great deal of your spare time, money and a lot of energy, consider carefully whether you are willing to contribute fully and risk it all.
Before taking the first steps, think carefully about each and every detail and write down a business plan. Well-defined goals can prevent costly mistakes and lead to decisions that are important to succeed in running the business.
Some good guidelines for preparing a business plan can be found here:
- Format and instructions for drawing up a business plan by Enterprise Estonia
Business Support Services
There are various support systems in place to ensure that starting a business is not too difficult for a starting entrepreneur. These provide entrepreneurs with financial support, advice, opportunities for cooperation, training and internships.
Business Development Centres provide advice on first steps: helping you think through business and development plans, advising and evaluating potential start-up grant applicants. Counselling at the Pärnu County Development Centre is free for start-up entrepreneurs.
Several organizations provide financial support for starting a business, including: