How To Start A Business In Georgia

How to Start a Business In Georgia

If you want to start a business in the state of Georgia, you will need to complete a few important steps in order to become a legal business.
Getting started– Two websites Georgia has created about how to start a business can be found here: and

  1. Register your business name.

You will need to register your business name with the Superior Court Clerk in your Georgia county.

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If you need help choosing a business name: 12 Tips to Help Choose a Business Name

  1. Select your business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here:

  1.  Register your business with the state of Georgia.

You can register your business with the state of Georgia here:

  1. Open a Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your business using new business name.

  1. Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.

You may want to file your own taxes if you are a small company. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here: and

  1.  Consider Liability Insurance.

You may wish to have liability insurance, depending on what type of business you start.

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