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This is an essay, which is meant to be completed in class. Thus, when using citations, all you need for this one is the website in parentheses. There is no need for a Works Cited page. There is no minimum or maximum length for this essay.

The topic for this essay is as follows: If you could start your own business, what would it be and why? In your essay, include: (1) What steps would you need to follow? and (2) What laws would you need to follow?

Using websites for small businesses (e.g.,, as well as Pace Universities page, is a good place to start if you are stuck. Another good place to start in terms of what laws and education (e.g., online certification classes for food preparation) that must be adhered to can be found on the websites for existing companies for the companies’ ethics.

Helpful Websites

U.S. Small Business Association  

U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office

U.S. Copyright Office

Manhattan Small Business Development Center