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Starting a Business in Arkansas

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When starting a new business, there are many important decisions to make and many rules and procedures that must be addressed. State ID.Click to Find Out What Business Document Filings You Need to Start Your Business. Click to Find Out 
					What Permits and Tax IDs You Need To Start Your Business  

Don't know How To Start a Small Business in Arkansas ? Click Here to Take a Short Quiz to find out about Starting your Business in Arkansas

 For example, you may be wondering whether to incorporate, form an llc or even how to get a business license, how to get a tax id number or, if using a trade name other than your last name, how to file a dba in Arkansas .  If you sell at the retail or wholesale lever, getting a wholesale license should be one of your concerns. While there is no single source for all filing requirements, the following steps have been developed to assist you in starting your business.

Whether the question is how to get a business license, or getting a wholesale license, dba, tax id number or simply licensing your business, we can help you start your business.


It is helpful to begin with a business plan. A business plan is a blueprint of every aspect of your business. Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Promotion and Location are just some of the aspects of creating a plan. Click on the following link to the US Small Business Administration to find a tutorial on how to create a business plan.
If you would like help deciding on a location for your business, visit the Websites of Arkansas 's Regional Chambers of Commerce.

Choose a business structure.

Select a business entity type from the following list for a brief overview of the principal types of legal business structures available in Arkansas . A legal representative and accountant should be consulted before making a determination as to the type of business entity to form.

Sole Proprietorship
Limited Liability Company
Limited Partnership
General Partnership
Limited Liability Partnership

Your next step will be to file your tax and employer identification documents.
Most businesses require licenses or permits in order to operate. Please click on each of the resources below to determine if your business requires any licenses or permits.

Arkansas Startup Basics  - Small Business Development  Information

Arkansas Starting a business can be an exciting venture offering many rewards. However, you must be prepared and you must understand the basics of Starting a Business.


Starting a Business In Arkansas
Small Business
Start Business
Starting Your Own Business
Small Business Opportunity
Arkansas   Law

Arkansas Small Business Startup Guide
Startup Topics
Are you ready?
Finding a Niche
Buying a Business
Buying a Franchise
Checklist for starting a business
FREE online Business Planning Course
Protecting Your Ideas
Product Basics
Startup Guide
Forms of Ownership

Business Planning

Planning Topics
Business Plan Basics
Writing the Plan
Using the Plan
FREE Online Business Planning Workshop

Planning is one of the most important aspects of starting a business. Proper planning is needed for success in business and, for that matter, anything you do in life.


All Arkansas businesses require some form of financing. Learn about raising capital, borrowing money and managing the financial operations of your business.

Finance Topics
Financing Basics
Estimating Costs
Finding Capital
Personal vs. Business
Applying for a Loan
Small Business
Specific Training
Understanding Financial Statements


Marketing Topics
Marketing Basics
Marketing Research
Competitive Analysis
Marketing Plan
Ads and PR
Trade Shows
FREE Online Marketing Course

Marketing is all about satisfying customer needs. Learn how to better understand customer needs and ways to satisfy those needs.


The employees of a business are its most important asset. Learn how to find and manage your employees successfully.

Employment Topics
Finding Employees
Employees Taxes
Employment Law
Employee or Contractor
Employee Benefits
Specific Training


Tax Topics
Payroll Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Self-Employment Tax
State Taxes
Local Taxes
Sales and Use Tax
Specific Training

Understanding tax requirements is a necessary aspect of all businesses. Learn about payroll taxes, employee identification numbers, Federal income taxes, and other required taxes.

Legal Aspects

Following the conceptual stage of starting a business, a Arkansas prospective owner will move towards the actual legal formation of the business. There is much that needs to be known about forms of ownership, required licenses and business law.

Arkansas Legal Topics
Forms of Ownership
Licenses and Permits
Business Laws

Special Interest

Special Interest Topics
Women Entrepreneurs
Native Americans
Young Entrepreneurs
International Trade offers many Arkansas special programs and supports many special interests. Within its mission to assist the development and growth of small businesses, the has a vast menu of focused initiatives.

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Federal Tax Id
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Arkansas State Tax Id
Arkansas Tax Id Number
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Tax Id Number