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Start Your Business

If you would like to sell goods or services in Mobile, AL, this section will help you take the necessary steps to formalize your business for legal and taxation purposes.

The following are cards for Start Your Business

Plan Your Business
Starting a business is no small task, but if you've long dreamed of running your own business, this is where you can start.
Set Up Your Business
Choose a legal structure for your business & register with the Alabama Secretary of State.
Know Your Numbers
Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) and identify your industry codes
Get Help Finding and Preparing Your Business Location
Visit Build Mobile's Open Now to navigate the process of finding the right location and building your business in Mobile.
Register for My Alabama Taxes and Obtain a Business License
Ensure you are meeting any Federal, State, or Local tax requirements for your business.
Open a Business Bank Account
Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for years, it's critical to know how to manage your business finances.
Get Your Business Insured
Protect your business, just like you would your home or a car.
Get Your Business Bonded
Bonding is required for certain types of City contracts.
Get Professionally Licensed
Find out if you are operating in an industry that requires professional licenses.

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