Startup Steps

Startup in the right direction

Startup Steps

You have a great idea for your startup, and maybe you have big dreams for what it could become one day, but you aren’t exactly sure how to turn your idea into a business IRL. The steps and resources below are here to help guide you through the process. Each step is important so don’t try to rush through them! You’ll have a much better chance at success if you carefully complete each step:

Step 1: Write a business plan

Write Your Business Plan

How to Write the Perfect Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide

Step 2: Find the funds

Five Common Ways to Fund a Small Business

40 Proven Ways to Fund a Small Business

Step 3: Choose a name and business structure

5 Tips for Choosing a Great Small Business Name

How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Business

Step 4: Make it legal 

Register Your Business

Getting an EIN Number: Everything You Need To Know

Your Complete Small Business Income Tax Guide

Do I Need a Business License for My Company?

Step 5: Head to the bank

What Do I Need to Open a Business Bank Account?

How to Open a Business Bank Account in 6 Steps (+ Checklist)

Step 6: Get down to business!

42 Ideas for Your Small Business Marketing Strategy

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