Small Business Guidebooks

How to Start a Business

Ready to make the leap and start your own small business? Your success starts right here, with our step-by-step guidebook, How to Start a Business. Inside you’ll find all the essential information required to turn your winning idea into a bona fide business, including handy tips, links and checklists. You’re just one click away from becoming your own boss...

Topics include:

  • Choose your business structure
  • Choose your business name
  • File your articles of organization / incorporation
  • Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Tax ID
  • Open a small business bank account
  • Obtain business licenses, permits and insurance policies
  • Create a web presence
  • Pick retirement and health insurance plans for yourself


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Small Business Guidebooks Series