Starting a business is a big decision. The Acadia Parish Chamber has partnered with local and state agencies to offer assistance to small business owners. Before you get started, there are many things you need to consider. Formulating and evaluating your business plan are just the beginning. You also need to consider your start-up costs, cash flow projections, and what sort of business structure you will utilize. For assistance with these decisions, contact the Chamber for counseling services. Be sure to obtain the accurate licenses, permits and inspections.