Legal, licensing and permitting

Navigating the complicated field of business legal help can feel like solving a complicated puzzle. But you need licensing and permits to ensure that your business is operating legally. These tools can help you understand how to identify what you need to navigate the tricky process.

Small business owners like you can do a lot on your own to get your business up and running, including writing a business plan, applying for a license or permit and applying for an employer identification number. However, there are some legal tasks better left to professionals.

Congratulations, you’re ready to start your own business! But how do you actually create that business as a legal entity? This primer covers the basics of making sure you've dotted your i's and crossed your t's. 

Whether you’re a new small business owner or you’ve been growing your business at home and are ready to move it into its own space, finding the right location for your business is a big decision. We’ve outlined several steps to think through before you take the plunge and sign a lease.