10 Steps to Starting a Business- (first 5)

10 Steps to Starting a Business

Starting a business involves making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. This guide provides information to help you plan, prepare, and manage your business.

Step 1: Research and Plan Your Business

http://www.business.gov/start/business-plan.html
Use these tools and resources to help you prepare your business plan and become a successful business owner.

Step 2: Get Business Assistance and Training

http://www.business.gov/start/assistance.html
Take advantage of free training and counseling services, from preparing a business plan to getting financing, and help expanding and relocating a business.

Step 3: Choose a Business Location

http://www.business.gov/start/business-location/
Get advice about choosing a customer-friendly location and complying with zoning laws.

Step 4: Finance Your Business

http://www.business.gov/finance/financing/
Find government backed loans, venture capital and research grants to help you get started.

Step 5: Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business

http://www.business.gov/register/incorporation/

Decide whether you are going to form a sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, corporation, non-profit or cooperative.

Check back next week for the next 5!

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