How to Start a Business in the United States
If you are planning to start a business in the United States, you have come to the right place.
Start Your Own Business (10 years old this year!) contains information and advice but, unlike other start-up sites, it also contains details of LOCAL organisations who can help you. The firms listed on each page have declared themselves to be 'new business friendly' and will welcome your enquiries.
Find Local Business Start-Up Support
The aim of Start Your Own Business in the United States is to highlight 'new business friendly' firms and organisations who are willing to share their knowledge and experience. For ease, we have dedicated sections for the following areas of the United States:
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |
Starting Your Own Business in the United States?
Over the years, we have have collected useful information that has already helped thousands of new business start-ups and we hope that it will help you too...
Can You Help Business Start-Ups in the United States?
We are happy to promote (free of charge!) any business support organisations and allied trades in the United States who are keen to help new business start-ups.
If you offer a product or service that can help anyone thinking of setting up on their own or running an existing small business, please do add your details to the site.I am thinking of buying into a franchise. Is there anything specific I should do?
Talk the franchise proposition through with an accountant. If you still think it is a good proposition, decide on the business structure (e.g. Limited Company), bookkeeping records and VAT registration, as with any business.
Date added: 2015-10-06 AMS Accountancy Ltd.
Mother Wasn’t Always Right
I was brought up in a very strict household where I was repeatedly told “ask & you don’t get”. Now while it may be argued that this is an admirable trait in children it is not so helpful as an adult in business. Let me explain…….
Date added: 2015-09-06 Carmen Parkinson
Business Start-Up Map
Business Start-Up Map
This infographic has proved to be incredibly popular and used to occupy the centre pages of our Start-Up newspapers. Ideal for a visual guide through the start-up process or the larger (A3 and A2)versions can be printed and used as a poster.
View and download, free of charge and without registration
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