New Business Checklist

  • Business Name
  • Select Business Structure: Sole Proprietorship, Limited Liability Company, Corporation
  • Select Attorney
  • Select Accountant and / or Financial Adviser
  • Write Business Plan
  • Register Business with County or State
  • Open Business Bank Account
  • Obtain Insurance for the Business
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Website
  • Mailing Address
  • Order Business Cards
  • Put together list of contacts
  • Mail or email your contacts to announce the opening of your business
  • Post notification about business on social media
  • Develop standard agreement
  • Decide if you need non-compete or nondisclosure agreements for employees and independent contractors.
  • Research networking events and place them on your calendar
  • Research industry associations
  • Create Goals and write them down