So, you want to start a business – Congratulations! It’s time to break down the process of launching your startup without feeling overwhelmed. At The Business Pantry, we don’t like clutter or fluff so here’s a simple straightforward comprehensive checklist, with links attached.

  1. ___ Have a Business Idea
  2. ___ Select a Business Name
  3. ___ Register a Domain Name
  4. ___ Obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  5. ___ Develop a Business Brand
  6. ___ Obtain a Business Location
  7. ___ Obtain Licenses and Permits
  8. ___ Choose a Business Structure
  9. ___ Funding the Business
  10. ___ Open the Company Bank Account
  11. ___ Create Website + Social Media Profiles
  12. ___ Get the Word Out (Marketing)
  13. ___Write a Business Plan

Congratulations! It’s time to cut the big red ribbon. Your business is officially open. Now, let’s focus on managing and growing your business.

(Optional)

  1. ___ Obtain Business Insurance
  2. ___ Set up an Accounting and Record-Keeping System
  3. ___ Hire employees
  4. ___ File for Trademarks and Patents

 

 

 

 

 

 

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