How to Start Any Type of Organization — Guidelines and Resources for Entrepreneurs

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    First, Do Some Careful Preparation

    Before starting an organization or new business (whether nonprofit or for-profit),
    there is some very important thinking that you really should do.
    — Are You Really Ready to Start a New Venture?

    Should You Start a For-Profit or a Nonprofit? Which?

    There are some basic considerations to address when making
    this decision. See:
    I Start a For-Profit or a Nonprofit?

    How to Start a For-Profit Business

    and Many Resources for Starting a For-Profit Business

    How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

    and Many Resources for Starting a Nonprofit Organization

    Additional Sources of Additional Assistance

    for For-Profits

    for Nonprofits

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