How to Start Your Own Business

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Start Your Business in 10 Steps!

Step 1: Write a Business Plan

Use these tools and resources to create a business plan. This written guide will help you map out how you will start and run your business successfully.

Step 2: Get Business Assistance and Training

Take advantage of free training and counseling services, from preparing a business plan and securing financing, to expanding or relocating a business.

Step 3: Choose a Business Location

Get advice on how to select a customer-friendly location and comply with zoning laws.

Step 4: Finance Your Business

Xổ số Tây Ninh tuần trướcFind government backed loans, venture capital and research grants to help you get started.

Step 5: Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business

Decide which form of ownership is best for you: sole proprietorship, partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), corporation, S corporation, nonprofit or cooperative.

Step 6: Register a Business Name ("Doing Business As")

Xổ số Tây Ninh tuần trướcRegister your business name with your state government.

Step 7: Get a Tax Identification Number

Learn which tax identification number you'll need to obtain from the IRS and your state revenue agency. 

  • Internal Revenue Service -

Step 8: Register for State and Local Taxes

Xổ số Tây Ninh tuần trướcRegister with your state to obtain a tax identification number, workers' compensation, unemployment and disability insurance.

  • Obtain your from the Georgia Tax Center
  • Report wage and tax information to the and pay any unemployment insurance taxes due on those wages
  • Georgia State Board of

Step 9: Obtain Business Licenses and Permits

Get a list of federal, state and local licenses and permits required for your business.

Step 10: Understand Employer Responsibilities

Go the extra mile: Stay Green!

  • Get a for your business
  • Get recycling set up for your business
  • Encourage your employees to explore alternative transportation options with

Sources: Small Business Administration, City of Atlanta, State of Georgia

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