1. Business Setup Course

Business Setup Course

Summary: The following subcategories outline the procedural steps to follow when beginning business operations. The depth or extent of applicability of each section will vary depending on the nature of the business.  However, below are guidelines to guide entrepreneurs and small businesses through the maze that is starting operations.


Obtaining a Business License

Additional Info on Business Licenses and Permits (SBA.gov)

Tax Licenses and Numbers

Employer Identification Number

Sales and Use Tax Numbers

Business Name & Brand

Naming Your Business

Protect Your Business Name

More Info on Registering Your Business (SBA.gov)

Trademarking a Business Name

Website URLs and Social Medial Handles

Forming a Business Entity

Process for Forming a Business (Overview)

Organizational Documents

Business Permits, Professional and Occupational Licenses

Business Permits and Occupations Licenses

Real Estate and Leasing

Choosing a Location (& Bldg)

Lease or Purchase Commercial Property

Zoning Regulations & Land Restrictions

Overview of Zoning Requirements

Private Restrictions on Land Use

Business Insurance

Insurance Considerations for Starting a Business

Fiscal Administrative Setup

Establish a Business Bank Account

Building Business Credit

Payment and Credit Policies