Oct 12, 2012 – Here's how: Get over the company-name thing. Get your Employer Identification number (EIN). Register your trade name. Get your business license. Complete a business personal-property tax form (if necessary). Ask your locality about other permits. Get a certificate of resale (if necessary). Get a business bank account.

We support America's small businesses. The SBA connects entrepreneurs with lenders and funding to help them plan, start and grow their business.

Nov 29, 2017 – Refer also to the Small Business Administration's 10 Steps to start your business. Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) if applicable. Select a business structure. Choose a tax year. If you have employees have them fill out Form I-9 (PDF) and Form W-4. Pay your business taxes.

Jul 25, 2017 – Take one step at a time, and you'll be on your way to successful small business ownership. Step 1: Do Your Research. Step 2: Make a Plan. Step 3: Plan Your Finances. Step 4: Choose a Business Structure. Step 5: Pick and Register Your Business Name. Step 6: Get Licenses and Permits. Step 7: Choose Your Accounting System.

Aug 6, 2015 – A great small business always starts out as an idea, but you have to transform that idea into action. That's where many individuals can start to feel overwhelmed. It's understandable to freeze up at the deluge of things that are required to get a business started, but getting going is actually easier than you …