FSBDC Insights – 10 Steps to Open a Business

FSBDC @ FGCU

 photo k.jpgOpening a business can feel at times like rocket science and overwhelming as well.  The Florida SBDC specializes in business assistance related to start-ups.   To help you,  here are basic 10-steps to opening a business, courtesy of the Small Business Administration (sba.gov) to get you started on your entrepreneurial journey.

  1. Determine the Legal Structure of your Business
  2. Write a Business Plan
  3. Get Business Assistance and Training
  4. Choose a Business Location (get advice first, this does not mean secure a lease or buy a location)
  5. Finance Your Business
  6. Register a Business Name
  7. Get a Tax Identification Number from the IRS  (Do NOT use your Social Security Number)
  8. Register for State and Local Taxes
  9. Obtain Business Licenses and Permits
  10. Understand Your Employer Responsibilities

This information is provided in detail at http://www.sba.gov/content/follow-these-steps-starting-business

Join us on Thursday, July 24, 2014 for a Frequently Asked Questions About Starting A Business workshop, hosted by FSBDC in Cape…

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