How to Start a Business

By FPL_Staff

Do you want to start a business, but don’t know where to begin? Most businesses fall under 3 categories:  brick-and-mortar businesses, online businesses, and service providers. No matter what type of business you have in mind, here are some general steps to follow to get your business off the ground (according to the US Small Business Administration):

  1. Conduct Market Research
  2. Write Your Business Plan
  3. Fund Your Business
  4. Pick Your Business Location
  5. Choose a Business Structure
  6. Choose Your Business Name
  7. Register Your Business
  8. Get Federal and State Tax IDs
  9. Apply for Licenses and Permits
  10. Open a Business Bank Account

Frisco Public Library has many business resources to help you with each of these steps. Check out these business start-up books:

Starting A Successful Business

The Small Business Start-up Kit

The 50-60 Something Start-up Entrepreneur

Starting A Business From Home

In addition, check out some of the library’s digital business resources:

Reference Solutions, opens a new window
This database offers information on 78 million businesses and 290 million consumers and is updated weekly.

Check out all our digital business resources online, opens a new window.

For more information about starting a small business visit:

Small Business Administration, opens a new window

Calculate Your Startup Costs, opens a new window