Start a Business in the Dotte
Plan Your Business
Learn about business plans, market research, and other important steps you’ll need to take when starting a business.
Set Up Your Business
Consult with a legal professional and accountant to choose a legal structure for your business, register with the Secretary of State, and obtain an EIN.
Know Your Numbers
Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) and identify your industry codes
Open a Business Bank Account
Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for years, it's critical to know how to manage your business finances.
Find and Prepare Your Business Location
Ensure any new construction or renovation related to your business location complies with local laws.
Stay on Top of Tax Requirements
Ensure you are meeting any Federal, State, or Local tax requirements for your business.
Get Your Business Licensed and Permitted
Learn about certain requirements for all businesses, and other requirements related to specific industries.
Meet Employer Requirements
Learn about requirements related to hiring employees for your business.
Get Your Business Insured
Learn more about protecting your business from unexpected costs. This step is recommended but not required.
Just answer some quick questions and get a list of steps your business should take.
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