Business Name, Location & Licenses

You'll want to cover some basics before you get too far along on your new business venture. Find out why your business name is so important and what you need to do to register your name. Also, learn how to find the best location for your business and what it takes to negotiate a favorable lease. And don't open your doors for business until you have made sure you have all the licenses you need to operate legally.

Nolo has books, forms, and online applications to help you create and run a successful business. For a complete list of Nolo's small business products, see the  Small Business Products page.

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