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