generally you can start a business with nothing really. if you want to trademark your name and such you need to get a lawyer to assist.
basically get a sales tax license from your state, ficticious business name form if you plan on using a business name that does not have your surname in it, and you'd be set. I believe thats the bare minimum, but again you will want to consult a lawyer, or the small business administration in your state.
Originally posted by SethEffectz Well.. Ive had my own company before.. and it was up and running for two years... Still running www.SeHosting.net
But see.. I want to stop selling Game servers and become a Registerd Webhosting Seller.. With all the papers and everything saying its legal..
I am 16 so i am trying to figure if there is going to be any altercations with me registering my company.
Unfortunately, you need to be 18 to make everything legal. The reason for this is due to US law stipulating adulthood starts at age 18. Until that point, the company would have to be registered by your parents and then transferred to you upon turning 18 years of age. You can still be in charge of the company and handle everything, but for legal purposes, someone over 18 or older will have to be the listed owner.
You'll want to check out this page here, it's specific to Chicago: