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Legal Requirements for Small Businesses

  • Free

The Small Business Administration offers this 30-minute self-paced course on legal requirements for small businesses. The course includes a legal requirements checklist worksheet.

We recommend this course if you who are planning to launch your business and want to know the legal requirements.

This course covers: 

  • Determine federal, state, and local requirements you may have to meet when you start a new business,
  • Explain the requirements for hiring, paying, and firing employees,
  • Identify federal, state, and local tax collection and reporting requirements for small businesses,
  • Describe the importance of zoning ordinances, securities registration, and business permits and occupational/professional licenses,
  • List environmental regulations that may impact your business, and
  • Examine ways small business owners can manage legal risks.

Start the course and take it at your own pace by clicking the link below.

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