Starting a Business - (1 - 3)
Depending on reason for you to start a business, a retail store, an Internet store, a service business, a home based business or any other kind.
If you're like I was, you have lots of questions:
- Business licenses, or permits, what do I need? - Form of entity? What should business be, A sole proprietorship, partnership, Corporation, etc?
- Accounting or bookkeeping, what should I do?
I struggled to find answers to my questions and I was surprised that there were very few web sites provided me information I needed.
I spent hours and hours on computer searching for information on starting a business.
I was often frustrated by what I found regarding, licenses I needed, form of business entity most appropriate and accounting or bookkeeping software most suitable to me.
I hope to be able to save you from frustrations which plagued me.
Licenses and permits?
What licenses and permits apply me, or business, when I start a business?
Most businesses, especially business that involve selling products, require a State Tax ID.
In my state applying for and obtaining a “Sellers Permit” also provides you with a Tax ID.
The way that you obtain a State Tax ID may be different for state, province, or country that you are in.
After a lot of searching Internet, I finally found information I needed.
Unfortunately it took me hours and hours ‘glued’ to my monitor, phone book and phone.
The site that I found, showed me city, county, state, licenses and permits I would need.