What type of business structure is best for me?

There are advantages, disadvantages, legal and tax considerations, as well as personal needs to consider when determining the business structure of an enterprise. Gathering information from a variety of sources is a good way to get a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. The Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop is a valuable resource and contains listings and descriptions for the various business structures. The descriptions on their site are provided for informational purposes only, and are not intended as legal advice. If you are unsure which business structure is correct for you, seek legal advice.

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1. What do I have to do to start a business in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania?
2. What type of business structure is best for me?
3. Where can I get an application to apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number?
4. How do I obtain a business license in Westmoreland County?
5. How do I register a fictitious business name?
6. Where can I find the appropriate form(s)?
7. What is a business plan?
8. Why do I need a business plan?
9. Where can I find help developing my business plan?