Register a Business

Register a BusinessRegister 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 of your business. Many licenses and permits require annual renewal, while others are re-filed when ever your business changes its legal structure or location.  For example, a “doing business as” registration may need to re-filed if you change or expand business locations.


This guide helps you understand typical registration requirements for small businesses, and provides links to required forms and instructions.


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