Starting a Business:

Forms, Filing, and Legal

Filing the correct forms, knowing the laws in your state, and staying compliant with all regulations — starting a business is complicated. Learn how to conquer it all with our free ebook.

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Starting a business isn’t as simple as just selling a product.

While exciting, there’s a lot of nitty-gritty details to think about when starting a new business. You need to know things like: what are you selling or providing? What’s your business plan? What’s the best entity to ensure you save on taxes? Do you need any permits or licenses to operate?

We’ll cover all of that and more in this in-depth guide. From how to conduct market research and how to use it to inform a business plan to industries that require specific licenses or registrations — this guide has everything you need to start your business with confidence.

We'll cover things like:

  • The use and purpose of a business plan
  • How to write a business plan that will impress investors
  • The different types of business entities and how they can affect your taxes
  • Industry, state, and national-level permits, registration requirements, and IDs
  • How and when to hire your first employee
  • Worker classifications, payroll considerations, and the different taxes that come along with hiring new employees