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Small Business Checklist and Legal Requirements

Starting a small business? Make sure you've reviewed each of these important steps.

Click on each link below to expand that step for more detailed information.

Step 1: Select Your Business Industry Type
Step 2: Write Your Business Plan
Step 3: Financing Your Start-Up
Step 4: State Licensing
Step 5: Hire An Industry Specific Accountant & Lawyer
Step 6: Determine the Location of Your Business
Step 7: Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Step 8: Business Registration – What Type of Business Are You?
Step 9: Register Your Trade Name
Step 10: Apply For Your Business License/Business Tangible Taxes
Step 11: Business Insurance
Step 12: Doing Business with the Local, State and Federal Government
Step 13: Workforce Development
Step 14: Marketing Your Business
Step 15: Networking!

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