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Startup Checklist for Sole Proprietors

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									                                                                       FloridaStartup.com Startup Checklist for Sole Proprietors

Startup Checklist for Sole Proprietors                                                                           Online Resources

      Self-Evaluation                                                                                            SBA.gov :: Starting Your Business :: Startup Basics :: Are You Ready?
                                                                                                                 http://www.sba.gov/starting_business/startup/areyouready.html


      Identify Business Opportunity                                                                              MyOwnBusiness.org :: Deciding On A Business
                                                                                                                 http://www.myownbusiness.org/s1/


      Obtain a State Business or Professional License                                                            MyFlorida.com :: Business :: Business Licenses, Permits and Regulation
      If applicable                                                                                              http://taxonomy.myflorida.com/Taxonomy/Business/Business%20Licenses,%20Permits%20and%20Regulation


      Conduct a Feasibility Analysis                                                                             FloridaStartup.com :: Entrepreneur's Toolkit :: Feasibility Analysis
                                                                                                                 http://www.floridastartup.com/toolkit.html


      Choose a Business Name                                                                                     Sunbiz.org :: Online Searches & Document Images
                                                                                                                 http://www.sunbiz.org/corpweb/inquiry/search.html


      Select a Business Location                                                                                 SBA.gov :: Starting Your Business :: Startup Basics :: To Lease or Not to Lease: Things To Know Get The Answers
                                                                                                                 http://www.sba.gov/starting_business/startup/guide2.html#lease


      Develop Your Business Plan                                                                                 FloridaStartup.com :: Entrepreneur's Toolkit :: The Business Plan
                                                                                                                 http://www.floridastartup.com/bplan.html


      Register Your Fictitious Name with the State of Florida                                                    Sunbiz.org :: Online Fictitious Name Registration
                                                                                                                 https://efile.sunbiz.org/corpweb/efiling/ficregintro.html


      Apply for Your Employee ID Number (EIN)                                                                    IRS.gov :: Businesses :: Small Bus/Self Employed :: Employee ID Numbers (EIN) - How to Apply
      For sole proprietorships with employees                                                                    http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=97860,00.html


      File For Your County Business/Occupational License and Building and/or Zoning Permits                      MyFlorida.com :: Florida County Government
      If applicable                                                                                              http://www.myflorida.com/includes/counties.html


      File For Your City Business/Occupational License and Building and/or Zoning Permits                        MyFlorida.com :: Florida City Government
      If applicable                                                                                              http://www.myflorida.com/includes/cities.html


      Establish a Separate Business Bank Account                                                                 DMOZ.org :: Business :: Financial Services :: Commercial Lending
                                                                                                                 http://dmoz.org/Business/Financial_Services/Commercial_Lending/


      Patent and/or Trademark Your Business' Intellectual Property                                               USPTO.gov
      If applicable                                                                                              http://www.uspto.gov


      Copyright Your Original Works of Authorship                                                                Copyright.gov
      If applicable                                                                                              http://www.copyright.gov


      Complete Form DR-1, Application to Collect and/or Report Tax in Florida                                    MyFlorida.com :: Department of Revenue :: Doing Business In Florida
                                                                                                                 http://www.myflorida.com/dor/businesses/


      Select Your Insurance Coverage and Carrier                                                                 FloridaSmallBusiness.com :: Start-Up Guide :: Insurance
                                                                                                                 http://www.floridasmallbusiness.com/startup/07.asp


      Secure Startup Financing                                                                                   SBA.gov :: Financing Your Business
                                                                                                                 http://www.sba.gov/financing/


      Set Up Your Bookkeeping System                                                                             CCH Business Owner's Toolkit :: Managing Your Business Finances
                                                                                                                 http://www.toolkit.cch.com/text/P06_0100.asp


      File a "New Hire Reporting Form" for Every New Employee                                                    FL-newhire.com
      For sole proprietorships with employees                                                                    www.fl-newhire.com


      Select Your Worker's Compensation Insurance Carrier                                                        FLDFS.com :: Division of Workers' Compensation
      For sole proprietorships with 4 or more full or part time employees                                        http://www.fldfs.com/WC/


                                                                            Adapted from the Steps-2-Startup Checklist © 2004 sbMBA, LLC. Visit us online at sbMBA.com.

								
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