Starting a Business
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This small business guide is intended to serve as a roadmap for starting a business. It is both comprehensive and easy to use. It also includes electronic links for additional information. Use this powerful interactive tool with other supporting resources to help you start a successful business.
Is Entrepreneurship for You?
20 Questions before starting
10 Steps to Starting a Business
Step 1: Write a business plan
Step 2: Get business assistance and training
Step 3: Choose a business location
Step 4: Finance your business
Step 5: Determine the legal structure of your business
Step 6:Register a business name ("Doing business as")
Step 7: Get a tax identification #
Step 8: Register for state and local taxes
Step 9: Obtain business licenses and permits
Step 10: Understand employer responsibilities