A non-profit corporation benefits its members and the public rather than private individuals. Starting a non-profit business requires good planning and an understanding of important non-profit basics. This multi-step process can feel overwhelming when you’re on your own, but we’ll try to make it easier to stay organized and on track. We encourage you to review the non-profit basics below before using the Business Assistant.
Some non-profit activities require additional licensing or permits. For example, if you are opening a soup kitchen, an animal shelter, or a retail shop, you may need a special permit.
Does your non-profit provide services (such as home nursing care) that require additional licensing? The Business Assistant will help you create a personalized checklist of relevant licenses, regulations, and fees.
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