This free workshop is designed as the first step in the SCORE counseling process for clients who are planning to start a new business for the first time, but have not yet taken concrete steps to proceed. Topics covered include discussion of the client's motivation for starting a business, self-assessment of entrepreneurial qualities and a review of resources required. Other business considerations, such as starting a new business or buying an existing business, home-based versus outside location and sole ownership versus partnership are discussed. After completing the workshop and when ready to proceed, clients will be assigned to a SCORE counselor to begin the one-on-one counseling process. Walk-in attendees must check the workshop calendar after 6:00 the evening before the workshop to see if the workshop is cancelled. Registered attendees will be notified of any changes or cancellations. Feel free to bring your own beverage. Park and Enter the building from the Lower Level.