First 10 Steps In Setting Up A Small Business

In this 5-minute small business class online, you’ll learn the first 10 steps you need to take to set up your small business.

Cost: Free
Recommended Pre-Requisite Classes: None
Instructor: Jennifer Croft

Please note: You may have to raise the volume on your computer or phone to be able to clearly hear the video.

In this 5-minute, online class, you’ll learn the first 10 steps you need to take to start your small business. You’ll learn how to search for a business name you can legally use, how to register your business, and how to get a domain name for your website. You’ll find out how to choose a legal entity for your business (sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, S-Corporation, etc) and how to ensure that you’re in compliance with local, state, and federal laws. You’ll get information about obtaining business insurance, opening a business checking account, and setting up a simple bookkeeping system.

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Related Classes

Here are other small business classes online that relate to First 10 Steps In Setting Up A Small Business:
Test Your Business Idea
How To Write A 1-Page Business Plan


The following small business worksheet will be helpful for you to use:
Small Business Start-Up Checklist

Next Steps

After taking this class, here are some good next steps you can take:
•Set deadlines for when you’ll accomplish each of the first steps in setting up your business.
•Start working your way through the start-up steps, one by one.