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What is the legal process for starting a small business?

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04/23/2012

Registration as a business is typically the main requirement. Depending on the type of business and how large, it can be as simple as registering a DBA (Doing Business As) with your local county and using your personal SSN for tax purposes. If you are selling goods to the public you will need a tax ID. And there are some businesses, such as food handling and health clubs that require Health Permits.