We have an extensive list of databases that you can access with your IPPL card. Learn more here.
Doing smart research is a great way to gain insight into your community’s demand for your product or service. You can pinpoint where to focus your marketing efforts, and to whom. You may find the following resources helpful:
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Starting Your Business
Write Your Business Plan
Your business may qualify for seed money grants and banks also make loans available for small businesses. Check these sources.
Naming Your Business
Choosing a name is part of the registration process. Use the naming sources below to choose an original name (and avoid trademark violation).
Business Registration Application Forms
In order to operate your business, you’ll need to register with the state. Links to printable applications are below.
Taxes and the IRS
To pay taxes on your business, you’ll need to file with the IRS. The IRS also provides a wealth of online resources for small business tax help.