State of Tennessee Web Sites for Doing Business in Tennessee

State of Tennessee Website: http://www.state.tn.us/

Small Business Information Guide: http://www.state.tn.us/ecd/res_guide.htm

Tennessee Business Taxes http://www.tn.gov/revenue/tntaxes/business.shtml

Form or register a new business with state of Tennessee http://tnbear.tn.gov/Ecommerce/RegistrationInstr.aspx

Business Name Search: http://tnbear.tn.gov/Ecommerce/NameAvailability.aspx

Business Name Availability Guidelines: http://www.state.tn.us/sos/forms/busname.pdf

For Profit Corporate Filing Guide: http://www.state.tn.us/sos/forms/fg-fp.pdf

Limited Liability Company Filing Guide: http://www.state.tn.us/sos/forms/fg-llc.pdf

Limited Partnership Filing Guide: http://www.state.tn.us/sos/forms/fg-lp.pdf

Non Profit Corporate Filing Guide: http://www.state.tn.us/sos/forms/fg-np.pdf

Corporation Forms http://www.tn.gov/sos/bus_svc/forms.htm#llc

Fee Schedule for Corporations, Limited Liability Company, and Partnerships: http://www.tn.gov/sos/forms/corpfeeschedules.pdf

Tennessee  Sales and Use Tax Guide: http://www.tn.gov/revenue/tntaxes/salesanduse.shtml

Department of Revenue Franchise & Excise Tax http://www.tn.gov/revenue/tntaxes/fae.shtml

Department of Revenue City and County Tax Rates: http://www.state.tn.us/revenue/pubs/taxlist.pdf

Department of Revenue List of Taxes for Tennessee: http://www.tn.gov/revenue/tntaxes/index.shtml

Trademarks Information: http://tn.gov/sos/bus_svc/trademarks.htm

Division of Regulatory Boards: http://www.tn.gov/regboards/

Department of Labor and Workforce Development: http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/index.shtml

Dept of Labor & Workforce Dev. Employer Services http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/Employers/employers.shtml

Workers Compensation: http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/wcomp.html

Unemployment Services: http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/esdiv.html

New Hire Reporting: https://www.tnnewhire.com/

 

Sites for Small Business Assistance

Greater Knoxville SCORE Chapter: https://greaterknoxville.score.org

US Small Business Administration: http://www.sba.gov

Tennessee Small Business Development Centers: http://www.tsbdc.org

Business Week Small Business Legal Guide: http://businessweek.findlaw.com/index.htm

Low cost Corporate/LLC filings Online: http://www.mycorporation.com/

SBA Financing Your Business/Loans: http://sba.gov/financing/

Federal Grant Resources: http://www.sba.gov/expanding/grants.html

Entrepreneur Magazine’s Small Business On Line: http://www.entrepreneurmag.com/

Inc Magazine’s Small Business On Line: http://www.inc.com/

Business Week’s Small Business On Line: http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/index.html

Business Plans by Business Plan Pro: http://www.bplans.com/

 

Sites for Demographic Information

Knoxville/Knox County Demographics:  http://www.city-data.com/county/Knox_County-TN.html

US Census: http://www.census.gov/

Easi Demographics http://www.easidemographics.com/

Maptitude Demographics: http://www.caliper.com/

New Strategist Demographic Books: http://www.newstrategist.com/

Patent and Trademark Sites US Patents and Trade Marks Office: http://www.uspto.gov/

Trademark Center: http://www.tmcenter.com/

US Copyright Office: http://www.loc.gov/copyright/

 

Revised May 2013

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