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How to Start a Business: 50 Things you need to Do

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Posted on May 25, 2011 by admin

From insurance to accounting to taxes, there’s so many things you need to do if you want  to start a business. Thank goodness there are amazing resources, like this list from Nolo. These 50 steps may seem daunting, but this list, courtesy of Nolo’s high quality legal solutions for your business and family, will make sure you cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s for starting a business. If you need help starting a business, or your ready to actually take the steps to starting a business, this is the place that you should start. This list takes you from your great ideas for starting a business through the fundamental legal and practical steps you need!

This list walks you step by step through these important topics, and includes links to forms and docuements you need! Topics include

How To:

Evaluate and Develop Your Business Idea
Decide on a Legal Structure for Your Business
Choose and Register your Business Name
Prepare Organizational Paperwork
Find a Business Location
File for Licenses and Permits
Obtain Insurance
Set up Your Books and Tax Reporting (WorkingPoint can help!)

According to Nolo:

Every year, thousands of Americans catch the entrepreneurial spirit, launching small businesses to sell their products or services. Some businesses thrive; many fail. The more you know about starting a business, the more power you have to form an organization that develops into a lasting source of income and satisfaction. For help with the beginning stages of operating a business, the following checklist is a great place to start.

You’ve passed the “passion test“, you have a great idea… This list helps you with the concrete legalities that go into setting up your own business. Following all of these procedures is an important way to protect your business name and brand and make sure that your business has the foundation it needs to flourish!

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