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Mind Your Business Jax

Community Business Directory and resources for small business owners


Small Business Resources

Getting Started

Taking the first step can be very intimidating when starting your own business. There are several things to consider.


One of the first is determining the best business structure for the business. Is a Sole proprietorship, LLC, Corporation, etc. best for you?  Consulting with qualified and experienced Attorneys, CPAs or Tax Practioners are generally a great place to start.




It’s been said that having multiple streams of income is no longer a luxury, instead, it has become a necessity. With additional income, you have the opportunity to pay off debt more quickly, increase your savings account and build your investment portfolio! If you have a special skillset or invaluable knowledge, it may be time to make your talents work in your favor! Once you’ve weighed your options and assessed the pros and cons, make it official by turning your passion into a paycheck and starting a business!

Top 10 Tips

1. Solidify a Business Idea

2. Choose a Business Name

3. Select a Business Structure

4. Get Registered with the State

5. Apply for an EIN (If Applicable)

6. Get Your Finances in Order

7. Develop Your Product or Service

8. Research Licenses & Regulations

9. Plan Marketing Strategy

10. Put Plan Into Action & Execute 

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