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How to Start a Business
Owning your own business is the dream of many people and many successful businesses start out small or as home-based business and grow from there.
This checklist is designed to help simplify the process of starting a business in QAC, a basic outline of the steps to take and things to consider. It is not intended to be comprehensive and all-inclusive. It is not intended as legal advice, you should contact an attorney, accountant and other professionals as necessary to protect yourself and your personal assets.Federal/State regulations and other legal requirements are constantly changing and there may be other obligations specific to your business type not covered here.
For more in-depth information please refer to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Planner site
You’ll also find an online interactive questionnaire (http://app1.sba.gov/survey/checklist/index.cgi) which is easy to follow and will help you decide if owning your own business is the right thing for you.
Here's a short list of steps to get you on your way to business ownership!
1. Select a type of business to start
2. Select a business structure plan (legal entity)
3. Develop a business plan
4. Choose a name for your business and register it
5. Learn about tax information
6. Learn about any required licensing and permit information
7. Ideas for funding