TABLE OF CONTENTS

I created these guides to help independent board game designers bring their ideas to life.        But much of this content applies to anyone starting a small business in general.  Best of luck on your journey.

Design

            - Prototypes

            - Box Dimensions

            - Insert Trays

Artwork

            - The Artists

            - Public Domain

            - Merchandising

Product Identification

            - Barcodes

            - Stock Keeping Unit

Business Startup

            - Choosing Your Business Entity

            - Creating an LLC

            - Upkeeping Your LLC

            - Local Permits & Licenses

            - Employer Identification Number

            - Business Bank Account

            - Credit Score

            - Insurance

            - Sales Tax Permit

            - Sales Tax Nexus

Employees & Payroll

            - Hiring Employees

            - Workplace Posters

            - Payroll Taxes: Federal

            - Payroll Taxes: State

            - End of Year Filings

            - Payroll Taxes: Cheat Sheets

            - Payroll Taxes: Miscellaneous

            - Independent Contractors

            - Workers' Compensation

Intellectual Property

            - Copyright

            - Trademark

Safety Tests

            - United States

            - European Union

            - Warning Labels

 

Manufacturing

            - Finding a Manufacturer

            - Components & Materials

            - Requesting a Quote

            - Manufacturer Authorization

            - Case Packing

            - Assembly Instructions

Shipping

            - Freight Shipping 

            - Air Shipping

            - Tariffs

            - US Customs & Border Patrol

Amazon

            - Brand Registry