5 Things Not to Skip Starting a New Business
Your Business Startup Checklist
Registering your business puts your information into the government system. This allows you to operate under a "fictitious name" (or business name). Register your business here:
1. Registering your business with the state.
Most businesses will only need an occupational license, but some require extra permits. In addition, you may need a liquor license, photography license, medical license. Make sure that whatever business you go into, your licenses are covered. If you don't have proper licenses, the government could fine you, shut you down, or worse.
Where to apply for licenses?
2. Permits and Inspections
Common permits and inspections you'll want to double check are occupancy permits, zoning permits, fire inspections, health inspections, etc. All are an essential part of protecting your business and your customers.