If you are not sure where to start, contact one of the service providers in the Windsor-Essex area that specialize in entrepreneurship. These are outlined in the Entrepreneurship Support Organizations in Windsor-Essex section of this website. They will learn more about your thoughts and ideas and direct you to the resources to help get you started, from idea to launch to growth.

Research similar ideas or businesses in the area. One of the entrepreneurship support organizations in Windsor-Essex may be able to introduce you to someone in their network who has experience in your area of interest. Contact them to set up an information interview. This is a great way to learn about their journey as an entrepreneur. If there is no one in Windsor-Essex with a similar idea, connect with someone outside of the region. Technology platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams allow you to have a face-to-face conversation without having to leave your home. This is a great way to build your network.

Begin building your knowledge about being an entrepreneur by attending webinars and workshops offered by the entrepreneurship support organizations in the region. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these are now being offered virtually and many are free of charge to attend.