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Starting a business

Starting your own business can be exciting and challenging. These resources can help you plan, prepare and launch your new endeavor.
Keep in mind:
  • Write a detailed business plan
  • Find an accountant who specializes in your type and size of business; you may also need an attorney
  • Get an employer identification number, register your business name and decide on the legal structure of your business
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Learn about capital lending and narrow down your options so you can find the right lenders for your business.
Video: How to raise capital
Learn about a community where you can get the industry knowledge you need to help your business grow.
Read about a cost-effective way to offer healthcare benefits to your employees.
Local merchants can leverage their position in the neighborhood to gain a decided edge.
Managing cash flow effectively can help you avoid surprises.
Factors to take into account when calculating the ideal business loan amount.
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Merrill, its affiliates, and financial advisors do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. You should consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions.