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Checklist for Starting a Business

The checklist below provides the basic steps you should follow to start a business. This list should not be construed as all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business.

Information about Small Business and Self Employed can be found on the IRS's website for Small Business and Self Employed. Specific industries can also be found at the Industries/Professions Web page.

Each state has additional requirements for starting and operating a business. For information regarding state-level requirements for starting a business, please refer to your state's Web site.

Refer also to the Small Business Administration's Steps to Starting a Business.

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