There's a lot to consider when starting a business: licensing, costs, and forms. Fortunately, most state governments have extensive information readily available to help make the process easier. Below, we've provided links to each state's Secretary of State or business page. There you can find official documentation on which business licenses you'll need and which forms you'll need to file to register your business.

When you're ready to get started, we can help you create your business: everything from forming an LLC to staying compliant.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming


Not sure where to start? Visit our Guide to Starting a Business for more information for the first-time, and more experienced, entrepreneur.