Start Your Own Business with Ecwid
Whether you’re starting your own small business from the bottom up or taking over an existing company, starting a business can be a thrilling opportunity.
What’s Your Dream Business?
If you want to set yourself up for success as a
How to Start Business
in 8 easy Steps
1. Do market research to find your niche
Gather information about potential clients and companies already operating in your niche in your state. Get a competitive edge for your business by using this data to guide your business strategy.
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2. Write your business plan
The cornerstone of your business idea should be your business plan. It’s a road map you make to guide you on how to set up, manage, and expand your new company.
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3. Fund your business
If you don’t have enough money in the bank to fund your
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4. Decide on the business structure
The legal structure you choose for your company will influence your tax obligations and your personal liability. Choose wisely!
5. Select a name for your company
It’s not easy to come up with a name that feels like the one. You’ll want to make a choice that really sums up your brand and captures its inherent value. You’ll also want to make sure that someone else doesn’t already own the name.
6. Register your business
If you operate a company under a name other than your own, you’ll have to register this with both the federal government and your state government. You’ll also need to obtain federal and state tax IDs.
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7. Open a business bank account
A small business checking account should help you keep your finances in order and address potential legal, tax, and
8. Open your business to the public!
Now you’re ready: start building your business by gathering inventory and get ready to welcome your first customers.
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