by G. White
Write A Business Plan. There are many organizations from the SBA to S.C.O.R.E that can help you get your idea on paper.
Get Assistance Or Training in the area you wish to start a business. For example, if you want to open an antique store, get a job at a store or learn about antiques, all the ins and outs.
Choose Your Location. A successful business not only relies on its customers and a great ideal, but also location, location, location. Check with the local ordinance and abide by all the rules from zoning to how you can set up a window display.
Fiance – sometimes you don’t need a large loan to get started. Maybe you can work in the business part time out of your home until you have enough money to go full steam.
Legal Structure. Decide what form of ownership works for you – sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, nonprofit, etc.
Register Your Business Name only if you will be operating the business in a name other than your own.
Get a Tax ID Number for collecting and filing taxes.
Register for state and local taxes.
Obtain licenses and permits for the appropriate federal, state and local governments.
Understand All About Employees if you plan on hiring people to work for you.
For more information on starting a business, check out the following through an internet search
- women owned business
- minority owned business
- online business
- home base business