Starting a new business in the US

Incorporation is the key to safely starting a new business in the US, providing you with the asset protection and stability you need. Without following all the steps of setting up a business, your mistakes can be held against you in case you get sued. In order to get a successful start to your new business, you will need to plan ahead and learn the requirements and options available for starting a new business in the US.

The following checklist is a guide you can use to plan your new business venture. It is not legal or accounting advice, so it should only be used to guide you in your discussions with your lawyer and accountant.

Business Entity Start-up Checklist

Every state requires a registered agent to represent the company within that state if the company is incorporated or authorized to do business there.

Business Start Up Resources