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Many people dream of quitting their day job and starting a business. After all, who doesn't want to be their own boss? As an interior designer myself, I can say that it's not as easy as one might think. There are many things you must do before even considering becoming an entrepreneur. Here are five simple tasks you should complete first: 1) Develop a business plan. 2) Decide on a Business Structure. 3) Register your business. 4) Open a Business Bank account 5) Get a DUNS Number. If you are a new business owner and want to go back to basics or are considering a grassroots effort to starting a business (interior design or otherwise), this blog is for you! This is not going to be your typical "start a website and have a product" advice blog. Instead, I'm going to share with you the 5 things you must do before starting your business the right way.
You’ve created a business plan, decided on the best way to structure your company and registered it with the State. Now what? Your next step is to find an accountant who can help you open up a business bank account and get you set up for payroll taxes. Once that has been taken care of, all that remains is getting yourself a DUNS number from Duns & Bradstreet so suppliers know how to send invoices or requests for payment directly into your new company account. Congratulations on starting your own business! It’s a big step, but you are well equipped to take it. You have the information and tools necessary to start out strong with this new venture. Take advantage of our mentorship sessions if you need help getting started or staying motivated along the way. We can offer insight into what has worked for us and others in similar businesses as well as how to avoid common pitfalls that may derail your success before it begins. So don't hesitate- reach out today so we can help get you off on the right foot!
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