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Start a Business

You’ve decided to start a business and now it’s time to legally register it. Use the Startup Guide for a custom roadmap on how to register your business with the State. Also, review our Starter Kits to see if a quick how-to-guide is available for your type of business.

Navigator

Get a free, personalized, step-by-step guide for starting your business! Try the Business.NJ.gov Navigator.

Try the Navigator
Try the Navigator
Try the Navigator
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Register Your Business

Registering your business is a key part of getting up and running. All companies doing business in New Jersey need to register with the State.

How to Register
How to Register
How to Register
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Industry Starter Kits

For some of the most commonly opened business types in New Jersey, we've put together a simple guide to help understand what you'll need to outfit your business with the right licenses and permits.

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View Kits
View Kits
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Register for Taxes

Below, find more information about your tax responsibilities as a New Jersey business owner.

Tax Information
Tax Information
Tax Information
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Hiring Employees

There are a few steps that you need to take when you hire an employee – for instance, you'll need to verify their eligibility to work as well as register to pay employer and payroll taxes. Learn more about how to smoothly onboard your new team.

Hiring Employees
Hiring Employees
Hiring Employees
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FAQs

There's even more information about starting a business in our frequently asked questions.

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View FAQs
View FAQs
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Workplace Labor Laws

Make sure you're meeting State labor laws and creating a safe work environment for your employees. This is one of your most important responsibilities as a an employer.

Information about Hiring
Information about Hiring
Information about Hiring
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Trademarks, Patents, and Copyrights

Whether it’s your business brand, original works, or an invention, there are legal provisions available to help protect it from infringement or damage of reputation by another company.

Learn More about Legal Protections
Learn More about Legal Protections
Learn More about Legal Protections
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