Starting a business is exciting, but it can also present entrepreneurs with a dizzying array of demands and decisions: Do I form an LLC? How do I get a website up and running? Who can I trust to write copy and take professional photos? What do I need to know about business plans? Where do I start with marketing?
With so much to consider, it’s no wonder the U.S. Small Business Administration’s statistics on start-ups show only about half surviving five years, and one-third surviving past ten years. However, Per Diem Space, a collaborative work space and small business incubator in Perkasie, PA, is looking to improve the odds with Small Business in a Box, Per Diem Space’s consulting service for new and existing businesses.
Per Diem Space will celebrate the launch of Small Business in a Box with a Launch Party Friday, November 3, 2017, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at their 528 West Market Street, Perkasie headquarters.
"We created this co-working space because we saw a need here in the suburbs," said Karen Chellew, Per Diem Space’s chief architect officer and co-founder. "As clients have been using our space, we've discovered they're also in need of many of the business how-to's, like setting up the right business entity, bookkeeping, marketing, and more. Small Business in a Box is meant to fulfill that need and foster even more collaboration among our clients and colleagues."
With four levels of participation available to suit the needs of businesses at every stage, Small Business in a Box meets entrepreneurs where they are and helps them get to where they want to be.
The Small Business in a Box service begins with a set-up and intake session that includes an hour-long consultation with one of Per Diem Space’s partner consultants. These consultants provide expertise in for-profit business ownership, non-profit management, marketing, business administration, and more to Per Diem clients, helping these new entrepreneurs evaluate their needs and strategize the best ways to meet them.
From there, clients can choose to spend additional time working with their Per Diem consultant, at the membership level that suits their needs. Membership levels include Commuter, Freelancer, Resident, or Citizen, with each offering a succession of additional services and amenities.
With Small Business in a Box, small business owners and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to establish an ongoing relationship with Per Diem Space that offers customized support and follow-up as their needs evolve and goals are realized.