Starting a Business
Starting a business should be an exciting time, not a difficult one. From registering with the State to hiring qualified employees, our Starting a Business checklist will help you walk you through the most common steps.
REGISTER WITH THE STATE
Register your company with the State as a sole proprietor, LLC, S-Corp or C-Corp. Not sure which is best? Find a local attorney to help you through the process.
EMPLOYER ID NUMBER
Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). It’s free and easy to do yourself; or have an attorney help!
TAX ID NUMBER
A sales tax number is required but that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. Have an accountant help you register to ensure all steps are covered.
All that money needs to go somewhere! Open a business bank account to keep your earnings safe and secure.
Setting up a strong accounting system is a crucial step in a business’ money management. Find the right accountant for your business.
Keep your business secure by setting up an insured coverage plan for your business.
Not sure where to go from here? Find guidance, business plans and cashflow advice to keep your business on the upward trajectory.
Learn how to navigate the maze of business licensing requirements, including:
Prepare your business for the hiring and firing process before bringing on employees.
Find a location for your business
- Available properties
- Check if location is zoned for your use
Take claim over your idea by filing for a trademark and/or patent.
Join a state or regional association to propel your business to success, such as:
- Directory of Associations
- Contact your professional association to find more resources specific to your industry.
Looking for additional resources? The Business Resources contains in-depth information on timely topics affecting small business owners like yourself, including tips for getting started.