Business Startup Basics

This page is a collection of notes on topics I have learned about while starting my own business. The information is geared toward a sole proprietor type business in New Mexico. Taxes, licensing, and other regulations can vary in different areas, so check with your local offices.

Registering a tradename - Call your the office of your Secretary of State, tradenames division.

State and local sales taxes - Call

Implications of mail-order sales -

Getting merchant status with credit cards -

Disclaimer: I'm no expert on this material, so take it for what it's worth... Your local state representatives should be the ones to clarify any questions you might have, but if you have a comment about the design of this page, please contact me.