Business Licenses and Permits

Every business needs one or more federal, state or local licenses or permits to operate. Licenses can range from a basic operating license to very specific permits, (e.g., environmental permits). Regulations vary by industry, state and locality, so it's very important to understand the licensing rules where your business is located. Not complying with licensing

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Register a Business

Registering a business involves filing paperwork with the government to obtain certificates, licenses and permits in order to legally operate. Business registration encompasses everything from obtaining a tax ID and naming your business to applying for local business licenses. Business registration is not a one-time activity, but something you need to do throughout the life

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Loans and Grants

Federal, state and local governments offer a wide range of financing programs to help small businesses start and grow their operations. These programs include low-interest loans, venture capital, and scientific and economic development grants. Loans & Grants Resources Visit the resources below to learn more about small business financing programs: Small Business Loans Loan program

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Business Incorporation

When beginning a business, you must decide what form of business entity to establish. Your form of business determines the amount of regulatory paperwork you have to file, your personal liability regarding investments into your business, and the taxes you have to pay. You may need to contact several federal agencies as well as your

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Steps to Starting a Business

Starting a business involves making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. This guide provides information to help you plan, prepare, and manage your business. Step 1: Research and Plan Your Business Use these tools and resources to help you prepare your business plan and become a successful business owner. Step 2:

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Start a Business

The process of starting a business involves complying with a number of laws and regulations - from writing a business plan to setting up a location. Here you will find guidance to help you successfully and legally start and run your business. To read the rest of the article, please click here: Start a Business...

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Write a Business Plan

A well-written business plan is essential to starting and running a business. Business plans are required when applying for business loans or seeking investors. A good business plan describes in detail a business' mission and goals, and how these goals will be achieved. The following resources will help you develop a sound business plan. How

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