Marion County residents are learning what it takes to start a business.

The Small Business Development Center hosted a fundamental course today.Presenters shared tips on creating business plans, finding start-up funds and ways to keep the momentum going.

Business coach Todd Crump says it’s important to ask questions like this before getting started.

“The main thing is to do as much research as you possibly can before you get started. But don’t let anyone step on your joy so to speak. Maintain that joy you have, that fuel, that fire to get started,” said Crump.

Presenters also explained how to take advantage of community business resources.