If you or someone you know is thinking about finally launching your dream business...make sure you get started on the right track...right away! Make note of activity related to critical financial, tax and legal issues, which are those that must be voted on by the board, members or shareholders. Examples are major purchases, loan decisions and issuance of stock. Request that a board member or staff person review the completed minutes. Some corporations require that the minutes be distributed to attendees for review and edits before distributing the official, signed copies. Reproduce or transcribe the minutes, entering the text in a formatted document that includes headings, numbered or bulleted items, bold or highlighted items of importance and signature lines for the person responsible for preparing the minutes.