Formalize Your Business
With a strong idea in hand and armed with research, it’s time to make things formal before launching your business. Read on for help on writing a business plan, finding the answers to legal questions, naming your business, and claiming your digital properties.
Naming Your Business
Every business has to have a name. Get some inspiration if you don’t have one yet. If you do, check to make sure that the name you want is available
- How to Name a Business
- 8 Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business
- How to Name Your Business: 10 Things You Need to Know
- How To Pick The Perfect Name For Your Business Or Startup
- Trademark Search Tool
A business plan doesn’t have to be a 100-page document but it does have to encapsulate the key areas of your business. Get started writing a simplified version
- Business Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Template: The One Page Business Plan
- How to Write a One Page Business Plan
Consulting a lawyer early can protect your business and save money in the long-run, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. Consult a local small business attorney in your area or find help online.
Claim Your Digital Properties
Grab your URL, build a website and claim your name on social media so your future customers can easily find you
- Claim Your URL with GoDaddy
- Build a website on Squarespace
- Set up your social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat or any other networks you want to join
Don’t forget to set up your business’ bank accounts and lines of credit if you’ll need them.