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How To Start A Business In 6 Easy Steps

Companies / SME Mar 30, 2022 - 07:26 PM GMT

By: Steve_Barker


Every new business owner will tell you one or two success stories. The first one is like it 'seems to have happened overnight' where everything runs perfectly, while the second story is one of resilience and hard work that has eventually paid off. No matter which story you identify with, there are always some key steps that you can follow to get your business started on the right foot, and the story, well, in the end, you will choose how to tell it.

Starting a business can seem like a daunting task. You may feel like you need to have an idea that’s never been done before, or spend months planning and perfecting your strategy. But the truth is, there are fast and efficient solutions to do the work without the headache. Here are six easy steps to get your business off the ground.

Company incorporation

Company incorporation is the process of creating a legal entity such as a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) and registering it with the state. This process gives the company its own legal identity, separate from its owners, and allows it to conduct business in its name. When you incorporate a business, you must file Articles of Incorporation with your state's Secretary of State. This document contains basic information about your company, such as its name, purpose, and shareholders. In most states, the Articles of Incorporation must be signed by all the company's owners. Sometimes this can be the most frustrating part of the process, but there are some simple solutions to this challenge. You can choose Sleek for company incorporation services that are available worldwide. The process is simple and straightforward and will save up your time and patience. Sleek provides business services of running the complete back-office assignments, freeing up the time and resources you can focus on building your business in other segments.

Business license

Once your company is incorporated, it must meet certain requirements to maintain its status as a legal entity. These requirements vary from state to state, but they typically include obtaining a business license. A business license is simply a permit to operate your business in a particular location. In most cases, you will need to apply for a business license from the city or county in which your business is located. The application process is usually pretty straightforward, and you can find all the necessary forms online.

Most businesses are required to have a business license, but the requirements vary from state to state. In some states, you may need to apply for a special license if you plan to sell certain products or services. You can usually get a business license by completing an application and paying a fee. The application will ask for basic information about your business, such as your company name, address, and type of business.

Liability insurance

Another important step in starting a business is to obtain liability insurance. This type of insurance protects your business from lawsuits that may arise from its operations. For example, if someone is injured while on your premises, or if you are sued for false advertising, your liability insurance will pay for your legal expenses. Liability insurance is not required in all states, but it is a good idea to have it anyway. You can purchase liability insurance from most insurance companies.

Business bank account

After you have incorporated your business and obtained the necessary licenses and permits, you will need to open a separate bank account for your business. This will help you keep track of your business's finances and will make it easier to file taxes. You should open a business bank account, even if you are the only owner of your business.

Get funding

Depending on the type of business you are starting, you may need to obtain funding from investors or lenders. If you are starting a small business, you may be able to get by with personal savings or a small business loan from a bank. However, if you are starting a larger business, you will likely need to seek out investors. There are many ways to find investors, such as through online platforms like Kickstarter or AngelList.

Create a business plan

A business plan is a document that describes your business, its goals, and how you plan to achieve them. It is important to have a business plan when starting a new business because it will help you get organized and attract investors. Your business plan should include a description of your business, your marketing strategy, your financial projections, and your growth plans. You can find many templates for business plans online.

There are many types of businesses, and each one has its own unique needs. As you start planning your business, it is important to consult with an attorney or accountant to make sure you are taking all the necessary steps.

These are just a few of the things you need to do to start a business. Of course, there is much more to starting a successful business than just these six steps, but this should give you a good foundation on which to build.

By Steve Barker

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