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Follow These 10 Steps to Starting a Business

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and  completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help  you plan, prepare and manage your business. Click on the links to learn  more.

Step 1: Write a Business Plan

Step 2: Get Business Assistance and Training

Step 3: Choose a Business Location

Step 4: Finance Your Business

Step 5: Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business

Step 6: Register a Business Name ("Doing Business As")

Step 7: Get a Tax Identification Number

Step 8: Register for State and Local Taxes

Step 9: Obtain Business Licenses and Permits

Step 10: Understand Employer Responsibilities

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