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List: Starting A New Business – 17 Point Checklist

  • Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) if applicable –
  • Apply for needed licenses and permits
  • Choose a tax year:Calendar year – 12 consecutive months beginning January 1 and ending December 31.\nFiscal year – 12 consecutive months ending on the last day of any month except December.
  • Choose an accountant or attorney
  • Choose software and tools to help manage your business: accounting, social media, email, data storage
  • Develop a marketing plan: website, social media, advertising, logos, business cards
  • Have employees fill out Form I-9 (PDF) and Form W-4 Pay your business taxes
  • Hire team: recruit and train employees, consultants or freelancers
  • Name your business
  • Open a business bank account
  • Pay any required business taxes:Income Tax, Estimated Taxes, Self-Employment Tax, Employment Taxes, Excise Tax
  • Pick your location: online, brick and mortar, multiple locations
  • Protect your hard and digital assets:https://www.checkli.com/checklists/anthonycaliendo/digital-asset-protection-a-checklist-for-small-business-owners-1
  • Register the name to protect your brand and name
  • Select a business structure:Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, S Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • “Visit your state\\’s website for information on doing business in the state, taxation, links for employers, etc”,
  • Write a business plan – seehttps://www.checkli.com/checklists/marvinrussell/how-to-write-a-business-plan-a-free-checklist-and-table-of-contents-template-1
Starting A New Business - 17 Point Checklist
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