STARTING A NEW BUSINESS? START WITH THESE SIMPLE STEPS

With the first two months of the year behind us, we’re finding that there are some new businesses popping up throughout Northern Nevada.  If opening a new venture is on your resolution list, we’re here to help.

Many of the services that we provide at Mark Robertson C.P.A. deal with the everyday financial needs to run a successful business.  From accounting, to Quick Book training, to day to day financial planning and much more.

Within our capabilities is the support system we can bring to the table to help a launch a new business; a sample of our Business Start-up services includes:

  • Book Keeping
  • Entity Selection
  • Restructuring Advice
  • Accounting Software Selection
  • Software Implementation and Support

While we’re preparing your company internally, here are some of the things you may want to do yourself to jump-start your new business in 2013.

1.           Write a Business Plan

Thanks to the amount of information on the Web, there are endless suggestions for how to write a business plan.  The U.S. Small Business Association has some excellent resources to get your mind wrapped around your dream and put into focus.

2.              Get Advice From People Just Like You

Here in the Reno area there is an excellent association called SCORE. This is a Chapter of a national organization comprised of entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives residing in Northern Nevada who enjoy providing business advice.

3.              Seek out Seminars or Workshops

It is not unusual for SCORE our local Chamber of Commerce to host helpful workshops for businesses large and small. As fate would have it, SCORE is hosting a comprehensive workshop entitled: “Simple Steps for Starting your Business” throughout the month of April.

4.              Location, Location, Location

One of the proof points of a good cliché is that it is actually true, and ‘location, location, location’ is no exception. Finding the right location will be one of the most important business decisions you will make when starting your new venture. Plan well ahead, do your homework and feel free to consult with any of our staff at Mark Robertson CPA before you enter into a permanent or long term space arrangement.

5.        Organize your Business’s Legal Structure

One the more important decisions you will have to make is how your company will be structured: Limited liability company (LLC)?  Corporation?  Sole Proprietorship or Partnership? Of all the decisions you make, this is without questions the most important one relating to taxes; not only will this decision have an impact on how much you pay in taxes, but it will affect the amount of paperwork your business is required to do, the personal liability you face and your ability to raise money.

6.              Secure at Tax I.D. Number

This is easier than you think.  Reach out to the Web at SimpleFilings.com and you’ll have this task checked off your ‘to do’ list in no time at all.

7.              Obtain Business Licenses and Permits

The State of Nevada has developed a good resource to help you obtain the appropriate licenses for your business.  There is a list of Frequently Asked Questions on line, or if you’d like our assistance in sorting out all of the important details, just give us a call.

That’s just the beginning.

There are many critical steps that have to be completed before you open the doors. When you’re ready for professional help to help make your new business come to life, call the business start-up professionals in Reno, Nevada.

Call Mark Robertson today at 775-825-5522.

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