Planning is critical to successfully starting and building a business. In the Starting a Business section, you’ll find guidance on the tools and resources necessary to 1) write a winning business plan and 2) bring your business concept to reality. Once your business is up and running, you’ll need to regularly review and update your plan to manage growth. In the Expanding a Business section, you’ll find information to help you plan for second-stage success. Access to capital and financing is critical to success at any stage of business development and growth. The Getting a Loan section explains what you need to know before you go for a loan.