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How to Start an Online Business in Georgia

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Starting an online business is exciting. The possibility of your business becoming extremely successful is a great motivation. Residents of Georgia can create an online business with a few simple steps.

How to start an online business in Georgia

Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). An EIN is a number assigned to your business by the IRS. You can use this number to open business banking accounts and file tax returns. The web page to obtain your EIN number is in the Resources section below.

Register your new business with the Georgia Tax Center. You will need your EIN number to register your business. The web page to register your business with the tax center is in the Resources section below.

Register your business with the Georgia Secretary of State. In order to be legally recognized as a business, you must have your business on file with the Georgia Secretary of State. The web page to do so is in the Resources section below.

Build your website. If you do not have the skills to build your website, you may search for a freelance website developer to build your site for you. You may search via local classified listings or various freelance websites.


Emily Fisher is an alumna of North Carolina State University with an academic background in civil engineering. She has professional experience as a telecommunications manager and numerous positions in the hospitality industry. Her writing interests include business, finance, economics, health and beauty and she is a consistent contributor to various websites.

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