You can open PDFs on a web page either within your web browser or in Acrobat or Reader. Find instructions specific to each browser HERE. Starting a Business Back to “Index” click HERE Financial Record Keeping DOs and DON’Ts for a sole proprietorship Taxes Fact Sheet-Small Business IRS Fact Sheet Before you Start Your Business Some Important Research is Necessary Rough Cut Feasibility Study Will your business succeed? Startup Workshop Read about the details on how to start a business. Franchising What should be done prior to buying a franchise. Three Phases of Business Read about the three natural and essential phases to go through when trying to decide whether to form a business. Your Business License When do I need to get a business License and Why. Business Licenses A listing of the local offices where you may obtain your business license. Handbook For Employers A description of the handbook available from the Tennessee Department of Employment Security and how to obtain one. Lawson McGhee Library The Lawson McGhee Library can help with your business. Tennessee Requirements Start Up Requirements for all Tennessee businesses Top Ten Mistakes The top ten mistakes in forming a business and how to avoid them. Free Assistance Find out where to receive free business assistance.