STARTING A BUSINESS

11 Steps to Creating a Successful Business.

Step 1

Thinking About Starting a Business?

Find out if you have what it takes to start a business.

Step 2

Creating a Detailed Business Plan

Opening a business may require a 3-5 year plan. Planning ahead
allows you to make the proper preparations for the coming years ahead.

Step 3

How Will Your Business Be Structured?

What kind of business are you planning on opening? Find out the
different types of businesses and the benefits of opening each kind.

Step 4

Registering Your New Business

The first step to officially beginning a business is choosing a name
and registering with state agencies. Here’s how to do it.

Step 5

Obtaining a Business License
Federal and State Permits; and Business Licenses required to
legally start your own business.

Business License, License Renewal for Santa Monica and other Permits.

Step 6

Business Law Information

These are the laws and regulations that apply to corporations. Discover what
requirements and regulations apply to your Business.

Step 7

Finance Your Business

This link shows you how to manage your finances. You might even be
eligible for financial assistance. Is your business financially stable?

Step 8

Loans, Grants, and Funding

You have a variety of options when it comes to loans, grants, and funding.
Be sure to explore all of your options before making a choice.

Step 9

Filing and Paying Taxes

Do you need to pay taxes? Your business may be required to
obtain a Tax ID and pay taxes.

Step 10

Choosing Your Business Location

What is the best location for you to set up your business? Be
aware of zoning laws and leasing space.

Step 11

Hiring and Retaining Employees

Employment and labor laws are where you should start when
you first start to hire your employees. Be sure to read up and comply.

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