Helpful Resources for New Businesses

  • Revenue Taxpayer Education  - The Department offers free online webinars for new businesses. These webinars provide comprehensive information for business tax, sales and use tax, franchise and excise tax and liquor-by-the-drink tax.  
  • Internal Revenue Service - All businesses are also encouraged to determine their federal tax obligations by visiting the Internal Revenue Service.  Businesses having complicated tax situations or business owners with limited tax experience may want to hire a tax professional for assistance. 
  • Tennessee Smart Start Small Business Guide – Topics in this publication from the Department of Economic and Community Development include, but are not limited to: how to set up a business, responsibilities and regulations, taxes and insurance, getting funded, and business assistance and training.
  • Office of Small Business Advocate - The Office of Small Business Advocate serves as a point of contact to state government for owners of businesses with 50 or fewer employees.