Set up a business

  • Choose the type of legal structure for your business and identify other steps you must take to launch a business.
Public Web sites:
Business Owners Toolkit

A thorough guide organized in easy-to-read chapters covering the many phases of the startup process.

Small Business Administration

Helps identify action steps and key decisions to get your business off to a successful start.

Start-Up Resource Center

A comprehensive guide from Inc. Magazine offering tools, articles, and advice on business ideas and how to get them off the ground.

Additional Resources are available at the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at HBS. Also, see the task page on how to write a business plan.