Starting a business

Complete guide: How to start a health care business

Home health care is increasingly important to the U.S. economy and society as the American population ages and people continue to live longer. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the health care industry will create more jobs than any other this decade.

This line of work comes with many perks: a growing market, stable customer need and, best of all, the ability to make a difference to people’s lives. It’s no wonder that in a recent Future of Small Business survey, QuickBooks found that 46% of health care professionals are considering starting their own business. But the question that many people have next is: How exactly do I get started?

QuickBooks is here to help. Starting any business can be challenging. From filing the right legal paperwork to hiring the right talent for your team, there are numerous action items you’ll need to keep an eye on. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to walk you through how to start a health care business, step by step.

Continue reading for a full guide on how to open your own health care business. Or, jump around using the links on the left if you’re looking for information on a specific topic.

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