Everybody has to start somewhere. We love working with new entrepreneurs or people that didn’t realize they’ve been running a business! We help with business planning and strategy, legal entity formation, organization, and registrations. Most of the stuff that scares people away from ever starting a business is second nature to our firm. We prepare you to succeed from day one.
Depending where you are in your business cycle, your needs will vary greatly. Below is a list of items that we consider important for every business to understand and have in place. Use this as a starting (though not exhaustive) checklist, and let us know what you need help with.
- Business plan
- Team (including lawyer and accountant)
- Proper legal entity organization
- Formation documents
- State and local business license
- State, local, and federal tax registrations
- Relevant permits
- Bookkeeping software
- Website and online presence
- Sales and marketing process
- Terms of Service
- Other sales documents
- Distribution channel(s)
- Payment processor
There are many statistics on how many businesses fail, but the bottom line is that the ones that succeed are those that make a plan and execute. This list is only the beginning, but you can get a huge advantage and set yourself up for success from the very beginning by working with us to get all your ducks in a row.