How To Start A Business In Tennessee


How to Start a Business In Tennessee

There are some specific steps to starting a business in Tennessee.
Here are a few web pages created by the state of Tennessee that will help if you want to start a business in Tennessee: and

1. Register your business name.

Find out more about registering a fictitious name here:

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

2. Select a business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Click on Step 2 at this link to find out more about business structure:

3.  Register your business.

You can register your new business with the state of Tennessee here:

4. Open a Business Checking Account.

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

5. Find out about taxes, 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 information about taxes here: and .

6.  Get Liability Insurance.

Depending on what type of services you plan to offer, you may want to consider liability insurance.