Welcome to, what I hope will be, and ongoing series of blogs that may help you start your own business. These small business steps will be from firsthand experience, and a lot of research. This first blog post is about the formation of a business as a legal entity that is authorized to conduct such business. The process isn’t overly complicated, but every city and state has their own requirements that you may not be aware of. Be sure to check the end of this post for links to various helpful web pages.