Ar first, it may seem a little overwhelming when you find out about all the local, state, and federal
governmental laws, rules and regulations and all the tasks that need to be accomplished before
you can hang out your shingle and start your own business. It's really not all that bad if you know
what you need to do, where to go to get it done, and find help and tools for getting it done.
In order to make it a little easier on you, I've created this starting a business to do list to help
nudge you in the right direction. The tasks are presented in "somewhat" of a chronological order in
order for you to evaluate the potential of your business as you go along and pull the plug at any
time it doesn't seem feasible. Unlike the song "It's Too Late Turn Back Now", if you determine that
the business isn't feasible for whatever reason (loan turned down, investors changed their mind,
too much competition, labor not available. etc.) there's no shame in making the decision to drop
this idea and try something else. It's better to know now than later after suffering huge losses.
In addition, I've also tried to steer you in the right direction as to where to go to get the tasks done
and find help and tools wthout overwhelming you with too much information to digest.
Bean Counter's To Do List
For Starting a Business
Evaluate your and any other associates capabilities, strenghs, and weaknesses.
Determine the amount of readily available funds and borrowing capabilities you and/or your
associates are willing to commit to the endeaver and/or the responsibilies you and/or your
associates will assume (It's a whole lot better to disagree now than later).
Do preliminary research and investigate the type(s) of business that you may be interested
in starting considering you and/or your associates readily available funds, experience, and
Select the type of business from your preliminary analysis.
Evaluate and select potential Business Name(s) and determine if they are available or