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Certification statements for US Citizens, certifying that their business is located in a HUBZone.

This signature form is filled out in addition to the HUBZone application, verifying SBA Ownership Requirements from Small Agriculture Cooperatives

This form is a signature form, used in addition to the HUBZone application for Indian Tribal Governements, verifying they meet SBA Ownership Requirements if an Indian Tribal Government.

For some entrepreneurs, buying an existing business represents less of a risk than starting a new business from scratch. While the opportunity may be less risky in some aspects, you must perform due diligence to ensure that you are fully aware of the terms of the purchase.

If you have decided to buy an existing business, you will want to be sure you are making the right choice in your new venture. Only you can determine the right business for your needs; however, the following topics can help guide you make the best decision.

The Steps to Starting

Want to be your own boss, but not willing to take on the risk of starting your own business from scratch? Franchising can be a great alternative if you want to have some guidance in the start-up phase of the business.

What is Franchising?

A franchise is a business model that involves one business owner licensing trademarks and methods to an independent entrepreneur. Sometimes, franchises are referred to as chains.

There are two primary forms of franchising:

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