Requirements for business in my state

Knowing the requirements to run a business

Starting your own business is a very daunting challenge, but there are many resources available to help you learn the basics of business.

If you are new to business, I recommend beginning with your local Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) chapter:

SCORE’s services are entirely free.

SCORE can provide the basic information around the nuts-and-bolts of starting a business.

Beyond SCORE, your local public library has book, magazines, videos and audio recordings that address business topics.

There are a wide variety of online resources related to business, including:


State:  (Each state has specific resources to support the creation of businesses. You can find your state’s resources with a Google search. These example links are from Florida):



All of these resources can help you understand the challenges, opportunities and requirements of running your own business.

At a minimum, a business requires:

  • Resources (people, money, energy, time, etc.)
  • Products and/or services
  • Customers
  • Marketing (to create the perception of need in your customers)
  • Sales (the ability to conduct an economic transaction, including banking, operational systems, etc.)

Starting and running a business is a very large undertaking and not for the faint of heart, but managing your own business can also provide rewards unavailable anywhere else.

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Please note that the links and listings above are not an endorsement or guarantee of any level of service or quality of any company or organization referenced.

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