Conducting Business in the State of Colorado
(A Checklist for New Businesses)

Congratulations, you have probably just received evidence that your Articles of Incorporation, Application for Certificate of Authority, LLC, LP, LLP, LLLP, or LPA, has been accepted by the Secretary of State. You are now duly authorized to start business, right? Well, not quite. Just because you have incorporated or organized an LLC does not mean that you have complied with all of the federal, state and local requirements to do business in Colorado.

The Secretary of State has prepared this non-inclusive checklist of additional agencies to contact and has included some general issues you should consider as you go forward in establishing your business. Some of the items listed here may not be applicable to your business or to your particular situation. However, it is hoped that the list is comprehensive enough to get you thinking about the vast array of issues that confront you.

It is our desire that all new businesses succeed. We hope that this checklist is of some assistance to you in your new endeavor.

INCORPORATION

FINANCIAL/BUSINESS PLAN

MARKETING

LOCAL REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

INSURANCE

STATE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

FEDERAL REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

STATE REGULATED BUSINESSES

If your business is one of the following, contact the Department of Regulatory Agencies at the appropriate telephone number.

THIS PUBLICATION IS FOR GUIDELINE PURPOSES ONLY.
ALWAYS USE THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES AS YOUR LEGAL REFERENCE
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