New Business Checklist

New Business Checklist

December 30, 2015 Business

2610Starting a new business? We love to help new chamber-member businesses get started and to celebrate and publicize openings!

 

If you’re starting your own business and need a “To do” checklist, these tips may be helpful:

  • Create a business plan.
  • Do research on the type of business you want to open and consult with experienced professionals who are in similar lines of work.
  • Learn what legal entity you must become. (Sole-proprietor, incorporated, partnership, etc.)
  • Think of a business name.
  • Contact the local paper, the Amador Ledger Dispatch to file a fictitious business name statement.
  • Buy a business license in the city your business will reside in.
  • Check with the county on zoning and ordinance requirements.
  • Apply with the Employment Development Department for a state employer id number.
  • Contact the IRS for a federal identification number.
  • Contact the County Office for any additional permits or license requirements.
  • Create a marketing and advertising plan.
  • Create a financial forecast for opening a new business and a plan of action to support your business while its growing in the upcoming year.
  • Make sure to buy insurance.
  • Obtain a POS system or a method for accounting.

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