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Checklist for Before You Start a Business

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Have you been thinking about starting a business? Starting a business requires planning, making important financial decisions, and completing certain legal and/or regulatory requirements. The Montgomery County Business Center is here to guide you.

On this page you will find 8 items our team recommends you go through before starting a business. Each item includes links to information you will need as a future business owner, before launching your new business.

After you review these steps, please reach out to our Business Center if you have questions or need help. Our Small Business Navigator and Business Liaisons are happy to meet with you, explore options, connect you with resource partners who provide no-cost business consulting services, refer you to other resources, and be available to assist you during your journey of starting and growing your business.

You can print this checklist to check off each item one-by-one.

Congratulations! Now that you have made it through this checklist, you are ready to start your business! Go to our “ Guide for Starting a Business” to be guided through the process!