How To Start A Business In Massachusetts

How To Start A Business In Massachusetts

Getting Started-  Massachusetts has a helpful web page to get your business started here:

-Select your business structure.

Determine what business structure you wish to have. Many small businesses are sole-proprietorships.  More on business structures here:

-Register your new business name.

You may need to register a fictitious name for your business:

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 -Register your new business.

Register your business with the state of Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office:

-Open a Business Checking Account.

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

-Find out about taxes, hire an accountant.

You may choose to file your own taxes, or decide to hire an accountant.  More information about taxes here: and .

  -Liability Insurance.

You might want liability insurance depending on what type of services you plan to offer.

-City License.

You may need a city license to operate your business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.