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Assumed Business Name
Starting A Business
How do I find out what I need to do to legally operate a business in Idaho?
How do I find out if someone else is already using the business name I want to use?
How do I know whether to set up a Sole Proprietorship, a Partnership or an LLC? How do I change from one to the other?
Where can I get a DBA or Assumed Business Name?
What do I need to know about tax reporting for my new business?
I couldn’t find my business on the Wizard, so I didn’t go through it.
I want to start a non-profit organization. How do I do that and are there special regulations?
I plan to start my business in my home. Are there special regulations I need to know about
I am starting a business; how do I get a business license?
Financing Your Business
I need a grant to start my business. Who offers them and how do I apply?
What is Crowdfunding?
What loans are available to start a business?
I've heard about venture capital and angel investors but I am not sure how they work or if my business qualifies for their help.
Operating A Business
How do I register a trademark?
I am thinking of closing my business. How do I make that decision? What do I need to do?
How do I register to sell to the government or become a preferred vendor?
I have an out-of-state business and plan to do business in Idaho. How can I get information about Idaho regulations?
My bank says I need a business tax number or a personal tax number to open a business account. What is that?
My product is made in the U.S., a rarity today. Do I need to do something to be able to advertise it as U.S.-made?
How can I have my product certified as organic or "green?"
I want to sell my cookies and pies at our farmer's market but they won't let me unless I bake them in a commercial kitchen. What is that and how do I make my home kitchen into a commercial one?
What is TERO? My company wants to bid on a project on the Ft. Hall reservation but they say we have to have a TERO permit.
The company I am working for wants me to give them a W-9. What is it and why do I need to do this?
Planning and Zoning closed my business. They said it was not allowed to be located where it was. Can they do that? What recourse do I have?
I want to change the name of my business. Who do I need to contact?
I think my business may be subject to environmental regulations. How do I verify that and get assistance to comply?
Where can I find out about training programs available for both me and my employees?
Licenses and Permits
What kind of licenses do I need to do business in Idaho?
How do I obtain a permit to make retail sales in Idaho?
What is a vendor’s license and where do I get it?
I have heard there are numerous regulations I need to follow when a business has employees. How do I cover all my bases?
How do I establish a retirement plan for my employees?
Where can I find out about paying overtime?
Harassment is a touchy subject. What do I need to know to protect my employees and myself?
I had to fire an employee who used drugs on and off the job. I don't want this to happen again. Where can I get help?
Can I advertise on this site or put a link on this site?
What is a Health Insurance Identification Number and how do I get one?
How do I obtain a UPC code for the product I plan to sell?
I am interested in joining a service club where I can help the community and promote my business. Can you recommend one?