Check List for Entrepreneurs

You must have a plan or performa in place before a manufacturer will be willing to work with you.

  • Have you studied the size and market potential of you product?
  • Is your product unique?
  • Do you have capital or financing in place to fund your product?
  • Do you have a marketing plan? (It must be more than through local outlets or your friend’s opinions.)
  • Have you established a marketing budget?
  • Do you have a distribution plan?

If you answered "YES" to all of the questions above then contact Shauna Castillo at (828) 327-7000 ext 4124 or email her at


If you answered "NO" to any of the the questions; then listed below are some potential resources if you need help on any of the above questions.

  • Community Colleges
  • Small Business Centers
  • SBA