All loca­tions will be closed Wednes­day, June 19 in hon­or of the June­teenth holiday.

Learn the rules that govern your company

For every type of busi­ness, there are fed­er­al, state and local laws and reg­u­la­tions you must follow.

Small Business Administration - Stay legally compliant

Small Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion — Stay legal­ly compliant

Fed­er­al laws and Code of Fed­er­al Reg­u­la­tions sec­tions can be found here.

State of Georgia, Secretary of State

State of Geor­gia, Sec­re­tary of State

If you have any employ­ees, check this site for applic­a­ble rules and regulations.

State of Georgia, Secretary of State First Stop Business Guide

State of Geor­gia, Sec­re­tary of State First Stop Busi­ness Guide

Down­load the First Stop Busi­ness Guide and learn how to legal­ly oper­ate your busi­ness in Geor­gia. Find out about state licens­ing, reg­is­ter­ing cor­po­rate names and obtain­ing a state tax iden­ti­fi­ca­tion number.