I want to start a business.  Where do I begin?

First, select the “Start” button on our website to review startup resources available to you for free.  Then, check our Open Source Business Library section for business templates and links to market research that will help you write a business plan.  Find out business owner responsibilities for starting a business in Texas, in terms of business structure, tax responsibilities, licenses and permits and employer obligations.  Learn the "quick and dirty" basics on business set up, e.g., where to get an EIN, DBA, how to register for an LLC, where to get your Tax Permit, etc.  Once you have a plan, make an appointment with a business advisor to receive business advising, free of charge, from McLennan SBDC. 

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