Starting a Business Toolkit

Starting a successful business takes planning. Below are many essential steps to consider to get you going.

Use the companion PDF to make notes and keep track of your progress.

  1. Create a Business Plan

Everything starts with a good plan. Research and develop a business plan for your proposed business. 

  1. Choose your business name
  1. Select a location and research regulations
  1. Apply for local and state licenses
  1. Research possible additional permits needed
  1. Determine your business structure
  1. File tax information
  1. Hire employees
  1. File an FBN
  1. Research the market
  1. Additional resources