State Resources: Starting a Business
Entrepreneurs have multiple responsibilities to different parties and tend to wear many different hats throughout the course of a typical day. But the more successful business owners know when, and how, to ask for help. Fortunately, state governments provide a wide range of resources to help small businesses get off the ground. After all, states have an interest in encouraging economic growth within their boundaries, so it makes sense to help with new ventures. States often provide helpful business start-up checklists (FindLaw has a more general checklist) with requirements specific to the state, information about license requirements, summaries of state employment laws, and more.
This section contains links to state resources for starting a business. "SBDC" refers to a Small Business Development Center. To suggest an item for this section, please contact us. For additional information about starting a business, see FindLaw's First Steps to Start a Business section.
Get Legal Help Before Starting a New Business
Starting a successful business is exceedingly difficult, and the odds are not in your favor. In order to increase your chance of success, you may want to consult with a business and commercial law attorney who specializes in small businesses.