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New Business Checklist

Plan Your Business

Before you file for business licenses, you may want to have a business plan in place. Below are resources to assist you with planning and resources.

The Nevada Department of Business & Industry provides a Business Resource Center, which includes free counseling services, step-by-step startup guides, and funding resources, as well as a downloadable Guide to Starting a Business in Nevada. ?

If your business qualifies as a Disadvantaged Business, you may wish to apply for resources available to women-owned, minority-owned and/or veteran-owned businesses.

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers LINC (Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital), an online referral tool to connect small business borrowers with participating SBA Lenders. You can visit the checklist here: SBA also has a guide to plan your business.

Once you have prepared a business plan, you're ready to conduct governmental licensing and secure access to financing.

Preview Licensing Requirements in 5 Simple Steps

The SilverFlume New Business Checklist wizard will ask you 5 questions about your business and then calculate which governmental filings may be required, including estimated cost and time to complete. When you're ready, you can start your filings here on SilverFlume.

Step 1. Form and register your Legal Entity in Nevada, and obtain a State Business License

Step 2. Regulatory Requirements

Step 3: Assess Local Licensing and Zoning Requirements

Before you begin, please confirm zoning requirements before conducting any registrations, licensing and/or permitting. ?

Before you begin, please consider your utility usage requirements and contact applicable utilities at your prospective location(s).

Step 4. Employer Requirements

Step 5. Nevada Taxation Requirements

Click 'Next' to get started.

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