Start Your Business
Starting a business involves six basic steps (listed below). Select the associated link for more information on each step.
Before setting up a new business, you must first: MAKE A BUSINESS PLAN, CHOOSE A LEGAL STRUCTURE, and CHOOSE A NAME OR TRADEMARK. If you have not yet completed these steps, select PLAN at the top of the web page for more information.
For a printable checklist of the steps for a business owner, select CHECKLIST at the top of the web page. For general questions and answers select Q&A at the top of the page. If you have additional questions or need help, select CONTACT US at the top of the web page.
Select the link below to register your business under the correct legal structure.
TAX ID NUMBERS
Select the link below to obtain federal state tax ID numbers.
LICENSES AND PERMITS
Select the link below to obtain required licenses and permits.
WORKPLACE HIRING REQUIREMENTS
Select the link below to fulfill basic workplace hiring requirements.
Select the link below to complete basic steps in building a workforce.
Select the link below to obtain required business insurance.