You have some great ideas that you’re going to transform into products and services, and starting a business is the first step in making that happen. We know there’s a lot to think about when you’re getting your business off the ground—that’s why we’ve made things easy.

You’ll find some of our most popular business resources and tools below, all designed to take the mystery out of your startup. You can get a super-helpful start your business checklist, a guide to choosing the right business structure, startup resources for popular states and much more.

Each of our free resources for starting a business is self-contained and provides practical, easy-to-use information and tools to get you up and running with minimum fuss.

General Tools and Resources for Creating Your Business

The Complete “Start Your Business Checklist”
The Complete “Start Your Business Checklist”

A clear and comprehensive guide to starting your business the right way.

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How to Start an Amazon Business
How to Start an Amazon Business

A complete guide to starting an ecommerce business so you can start selling on Amazon.

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How to Start a Consulting Business
How to Start a Consulting Business

Learn about the skills, experience and expertise you need to start a consulting business.

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How to Start a Nonprofit
How to Start a Nonprofit

Learn how to create a new business with Nonprofit type.

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If You’re Not a U.S. Citizen, Can You Get an EIN for Your Business?
If You’re Not a U.S. Citizen, Can You Get an EIN for Your Business?

Non-US Citizens can still form a business.

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Being Self-Employed is Awesome
Being Self-Employed is Awesome

Ready to start your own business? Check out this infographic on why it's awesome.

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Search for and Choose the Perfect Business Name
Search for and Choose the Perfect Business Name

Don't get stuck on your business name. Here are some resources to find the perfect one.

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Creating the Right Business Name Helps Your Business Stand Out
Creating the Right Business Name Helps Your Business Stand Out

Stand out from the crowd with a unique and memorable business name.

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Launching a Food Truck Business
Launching a Food Truck Business

Take your passion for food to the streets!

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How to Decide What Business Structure is Right for You
How to Decide What Business Structure is Right for You

Choose a Business Entity Based on Specific Scenarios

Harness Your Hustle and Start Earning Extra Money
Harness Your Hustle and Start Earning Extra Money

This step-by-step checklist will guide you in launching a side gig so you can turn your spare time into spare cash.

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Get the Facts About Side-Hustling

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Different Types of Corporate Structures
Different Types of Corporate Structures

Learn about the four main types of legal business entities—LLCs, S Corporations, C Corporations and nonprofits.

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How to Find a Registered Agent
How to Find a Registered Agent

A resource to understand what registered agents do and the Incfile registered agent service.

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What to Do After Forming Your LLC
What to Do After Forming Your LLC

Once you’ve incorporated your LLC, here’s what you need to do to maximize your chances of success.

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Why Form a Limited Liability Company?
Why Form a Limited Liability Company?

Reasons to form one of the simplest business structures: The Limited Liability Company (LLC).

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Why Form an S Corporation?
Why Form an S Corporation?

Why you might choose to create an S Corporation and the areas you need to think about.

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Why Form a C Corporation?
Why Form a C Corporation?

The advantages and disadvantages of creating a C Corporation.

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How to Start an LLC in California
How to Start an LLC in California

A complete business resource for creating your business in The Golden State.

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How to Start an LLC in Florida
How to Start an LLC in Florida

Learn how to create a new business in The Sunshine State.

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How to Create and File an LLC for Free
How to Create and File an LLC for Free

Want to know how to create and file an LLC for free? Download our guide to see how!

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What is the Best State to Start My LLC?
What is the Best State to Start My LLC?

All states have pros & cons for forming LLCs. Find out which state is best for you.

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Great Reasons to Start an LLC in Nevada
Great Reasons to Start an LLC in Nevada

Nevada is more than just gaming and the Vegas strip. Find out why it might be the best place for your LLC.

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LLC Operating Agreements
LLC Operating Agreements

Understand the ins and outs of LLC Operating Agreements.

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Do LLCs Get a 1099 During Tax Time?
Do LLCs Get a 1099 During Tax Time?

Tax time can be confusing. Make sure if you're supposed to get a 1099, you do.

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The Guide To Moving Your LLC to Another State
The Guide To Moving Your LLC to Another State

If you're moving, make sure you don't leave your LLC behind.

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Can an LLC Owner File for Unemployment?
Can an LLC Owner File for Unemployment?

During trying times, unemployment might be a good option for LLC owners.

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Paying Yourself as an LLC Owner
Paying Yourself as an LLC Owner

How much and how often? Learn more about paying yourself as an LLC owner.

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Further Business Tools and Resources

These guides are a great place to start, and we’ve got plenty of other resources on the Incfile website, all created to make it easier to start and run a successful business. Here are some of the business tools you’ll find: