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How to start a small business in a few hours

Starting a business is surprisingly simple-you just need to take the first step. Here’s how to get through the administrative hurdles faster than you think.

A neighbour had been talking about starting a business for at least six months. Whenever I saw him, that’s all he talked about. Eventually, I got tired of it.

“What the heck are you waiting for?” I finally asked.

It turns out, he thought the process of starting a business was really complicated. “I don’t want to go through all that stuff,” he said, “unless I’m absolutely sure my idea is perfect.” Like a lot of would-be entrepreneurs, he was stalling because he was intimidated by the apparent complexity of the administrative and legal tasks involved in starting a business.

So I bet him lunch that we could take care of all that in less than three hours.

Keep in mind, I’m only talking about setting yourself up to do business: I’m not talking about writing a business plan, sourcing financing, developing a marketing plan, etc. The goal is to get off Square One and get on to the fun stuff.

…to read this article in full, visit leading US small business resource, Inc.