1. Starting A Small Business: Introduction
  2. Starting A Small Business: Choosing Your Business
  3. Starting A Small Business: Financing Your Business
  4. Starting A Small Business: Business Structures
  5. Starting A Small Business: Making The Leap
  6. Starting A Small Business: Location And Licenses
  7. Starting A Small Business: Hiring Employees
  8. Starting A Small Business: Taxes
  9. Starting A Small Business: Record Keeping
  10. Starting A Small Business: Conclusion

By Amy Fontinelle

Starting a small business is complex, time-consuming and life-altering. There are many more things that go into running it than just providing the product(s) or service(s) that your business offers, however. You'll also be responsible for your business's finances, protecting your business and personal assets, keeping your business legal, paying taxes, keeping records, managing employees and more.

If you understand what you're doing and know how to minimize the risks and challenges, the independence, personal satisfaction and financial rewards you can achieve as an entrepreneur can make starting a small business the best decision you'll ever make. (Make your dream a reality. Find out what you can do to reach this financial goal, see 9 Tips For Growing A Successful Business, and How To Make A Million In Your Small Business.)


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