Looking for Find your State's Secretary of State's website, contact information and how to start your business in 2020? Scroll down this page and follow the links.
And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make
jam, salsa or pickles, see this
page for simple, reliable, illustrated canning, freezing or preserving
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If you are trying to start your own business, whether it is a cottage food
business, home-based food business or even a regular full-fledged
corporation, you will need to contact your state's secretary office state's
office to make your business legal. And while there are services like
LegalZoom and Nolo.com that complete the paperwork for your (typically $200
to $500) it's pretty easy to do yourself. In most cases, an LLC is the most
practical type of business to start, with lower costs and easier to manage. Just go to your state's secretary
of states website and use their search box to search for these
You may also need to have your litchen inspected, take training
classes or get other information. See these pages:
Land Grant University Map
The 100 colleges and universities that comprise the nation's Land-Grant
University System are institutions that have been designated by their state
legislature or Congress to receive federal support.
Click here, or on the map for a larger more legible version: