Starting a home-based business involves planning, key financial decisions, and a series of legal steps. The 10 easy steps below can help you plan, prepare, and launch your business. Click on the links to learn more from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Don’t forget to consider a business name and verify if the name is already in use. Chose a short, catchy, memorable name that can be marketed and branded. A tag line or catch-phrase for your business is important too. Do it once, do it right, never do it again!