Since you neglected to say what business you wish to start, we can't really answer that part of your question. Some businesses--contractor, beautician, etc- need coursework and to pass tests before they can be licensed. But if you are think about something like a lawncare or cleaning business, etc., check with your city or county (usually the clerk's office) and see if you need a business license or fictitious name license. They generally don't cost much-$25-$50, for 3-5 years.
Insurance and bonding is done through insurance agents/companies. Call around and ask them questions and get quotes. If you are just starting out, don't let them talk you into a really high $ coverage-like $1 million. You don't need that much, unless you are in a business that damages, etc, could reach that amount.
I hope this helps you alittle.
· 1 decade ago