How To Start A Business In Massachusetts

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How To Start A Business In Massachusetts

Getting Started-  Massachusetts has a helpful web page to get your business started here: http://www.mass.gov/hed/business/start-business/new-business-steps.html

-Select your business structure.

Determine what business structure you wish to have. Many small businesses are sole-proprietorships.  More on business structures here: https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/choose-your-business-structure

-Register your new business name.

You may need to register a fictitious name for your business: https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/choose-register-your-business/register-your-business-name

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

 -Register your new business.

Register your business with the state of Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/

-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: http://www.mass.gov/dor/businesses/help-and-resources/starting-and-registering-a-business/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .

  -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.

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