Starting a New Business

Starting a business can be stressful. As a small business owner, you must make a number of decisions regarding the formation and licensing of a new venture. At LicenseLogix, we understand the complexities and will guide you through this process, helping you navigate any regulatory hurdles so you can concentrate on your core business.



These are the 5 areas where you need to register and/or apply for licenses with the authorities when starting a new business.

Click on any area for more detailed information.

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Deciding the Legal Structure

One of the first steps in starting a new business is to decide the form of entity to establish. Choices include partnership, sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC), non-profit organization, and a corporation.

DECIDE
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Registering the Business Name

If you are conducting business under a different name (fictitious name) than the actual legal name of the business you need to register a 'DBA' or 'doing business as.'

REGISTER NAME
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Obtaining the Tax Identification Number

A Federal Tax Identification Number is also knows as Employer Identification Number (EIN) and is used to identify a business entity.

GET EIN
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Registering for State and Local Taxes

Sales tax identification numbers, payroll tax accounts, and/or withholding tax accounts are a necessary but often overlooked step for small businesses.

REGISTER
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Getting the Proper Business Licenses

Every business must ensure that it maintains the appropriate licenses and permits before doing business. Find the requirements for your business now.

GET LICENSED