Legal Establishment

You can choose to organize your business many different ways.  The structure you select will affect many things, including your tax liability and your personal liability.  It is a good idea to consult an attorney and an accountant prior to making this decision. 

After you decide on a structure for your company, you will need to acquire tax identification numbers and the necessary permits and licenses.  The following resources will help guide you through this process.

Databases

Catalog Links

  • How to Start a Business In Georgia (Sphinx)
    by Charles T. Robertson II and Mark Warda
    From choosing your business to employment and financial matters, this book simplifies the start-up process. Written by a judge and an attorney, it uses an easy-to-understand approach to business regulations for anyone considering opening a business in Georgia.
  • How to Start a Business in Georgia (Entrepreneur)
    This is your road map to avoiding operational, legal and financial pitfalls and breaking through the bureaucratic red tape that often entangles new entrepreneurs.

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