Secretary of State to launch Geaux Biz

SMALL BUSINESSES SOON WILL be able to set up shop in Louisiana without scurrying among state agencies to file the necessary paperwork. GeauxBiz will allow entrepreneurs to create a business name, get a state tax identification number and build an unemployment insurance account via the Internet.

Secretary of State Tom Schedler said GeauxBiz will to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and cut out duplications across state government. Startup business tasks involving Schedler’s office, the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the state Department of Revenue will be on a single website by 2015.