Are you finally ready to turn your business idea into a reality? As you know, there’s a lot of preparation that goes into launching a business. Creating a business plan and securing funding are common items on the startup to-do list. One thing you should add to that list is time to review common business laws that could affect your business.
To make your research a little easier, we’ve scoured a number of government websites and compiled a list of laws and regulations that affect every business.
1. Business licenses
To legally start a business, you’ll likely need a business license. Start by calling your local city government. See if you need a license, and if you need to know about any zoning rules. For federal and state licensing, check out the Small Business Administration website, and follow the links that are applicable to your business.