en How to start an online Business as a minor Hello, I am almost 16 years old and am trying to start an online business. I am wondering how I could do this as a minor. I want to make sure that I am obeying all of the laws to starting an online business. However, since I am a minor I do not know quite how I can do that. I am wondering if anyone out there knows how I could start this business as a minor. Thanks. Starting & Registering a Business Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:22:57 +0000 quickfixgeek 1113480 at Business strategy Can anyone help me out in finding the best business strategy to open a restaurants in Usa within an optimum investment? Starting & Registering a Business Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:39:42 +0000 sarah991 1113933 at Funding a business I have money in stocks. I would like to know if there is any way to use my own funds to start my business without a tax penalty for the withdrawal. I have all the money I need, so I do not want to have to borrow money, nor do I want to have a stiff penalty for accessing my own money. Starting & Registering a Business Sat, 07 Mar 2015 22:22:20 +0000 lashanta_atkinson 1113568 at Rules and regulations to be followed to start an online business <p>I have been working as a research paper writer in one of the leading custom written research paper website for the past 8 years. Now, my company management has decided to start a branch in the USA also. For that, i need to know what are all the rules and regulations needed to be followed to start a branch for our writing service in USA. please guide me in this work as we are going to start an online writing service website which will be very useful and helpful for all the students in USA and also besides students we are also offering our writing services to all the people.</p> <p><span style="font-size:9px"><em>Please note that Community members may include only one (1) link in their signature line. Any additional links to websites, social network profiles, or email addresses will be removed.&nbsp;</em></span></p> Starting & Registering a Business Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:05:59 +0000 roberteckard 1113924 at LLC Newspaper Publication Question My Arizona State requires an LLC's Articles of Organizations to be published for three consecutive days within 60 days after April 9th, but they are publishing mine on June 5,8,10th and my deadline is the 8th for the 60 days. Am I going to run into any problems for the last day of publication being 62 days when it should be 60? Starting & Registering a Business Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:26:56 +0000 AshleyJones777 1113923 at Starting small clothing brand Hello everyone. I want to start an LLC in NYC for my clothing brand. So far I only have t-shirts to sell but later on I will sell caps, sweaters etc. I will run my business from my home in NYC. I was wondering do I need to register for sales tax? NYC does not tax clothing under $110 none of my clothes will be over $110 for a single item. If I do need one is there a fee? I can't find the answer to that and if I would need a business license for this type of business. Also has anyone started an LLC on their own? The forms look pretty straight forward. I just don't understand if I need to Appoint a Registered Agent in NYC. I think I don't need one but not sure who will act as the registered agent. Is the Operating Agreement just a form I fill out or do I have to create and write one? Are there still Publication Requirements in NYC? I am seeing different answers. Thanks Starting & Registering a Business Sun, 24 May 2015 19:39:53 +0000 itsallaboutp 1113886 at Payroll and customer payment options Hi, I would like to start a home based business in Illinois and I need advice on the payroll processing and customers payment options and what will be the best way to set it up? Not sure how I can manage the transactions, and what is the easiest way? If anyone can tell me where I can get more information about it I would greatly appreciate it. Starting & Registering a Business Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:59:34 +0000 Jezzebeth8 1113623 at Paperwork & starting in multiple locations My friend and I are starting a business selling handcrafted leather goods. We plan on making these items together in both our homes (Endwell, NY and Pennellville, NY respectively) then selling them at neither location, but instead at Cons, shows, and events, both in and out of New York. We want one business, (probably an LLC if possible) not two separate sole proprietorships. We are hoping to do at least one show together before looking at outside funding, in part to be able to road test our business model, and in part to be able to provide better data proving our products in particular are competitive versus others of their general type. The trouble is finding out how to do that legally when many locations are involved. Thus far any how to's I have read either assumed we already had the legal stuff taken care of, or assume that we are one craftsman working and selling in one location. What paperwork do we need to have filed, in what order, in what location before we start? Do we have to do all of this before our first show or before we start making product? Any help or input would be appreciated. Suzie &amp; Phil Starting & Registering a Business Wed, 27 May 2015 23:17:37 +0000 HNT Leather Goods 1113903 at Keeping new business secret and anonymous from current employer. Hello, How does one keep the intent and actual business creation - discreet and secret from my current employer? For example, just to file the DBA requires a legal name and business address. If my employer were to become aware of my intent, especially in such an early stage where I am just "thinking" about starting a competing business, I would risk termination and possible personal financial trouble. So many aspects of starting a business require openness and leave little room for anonymity. My start-up would require purchasing from many of my current employers vendors. Can anyone offer suggestions? Thank you! Starting & Registering a Business Thu, 07 May 2015 23:06:34 +0000 ThePlywoodCompany 1113813 at Ambulette business in NY Im disabled veteran and I want to start a non emergency transportation (ambulette) business in New York, NY. Who can help me to get a step by step guide on how to get a license for this business. Thank you! Zafar Starting & Registering a Business Wed, 20 May 2015 01:48:10 +0000 zafari2001 1113868 at looking forward to starting my own business Hello everyone,i am looking forward to starting my own business in the foods . so now i looking for resources on creating a business plan or any info on registering a business . can let me know anybody? Starting & Registering a Business Tue, 05 May 2015 08:52:48 +0000 Mahmudur 1113797 at Starting business on H4 Visa Hello, I'm Maha, I currently reside in Pittsburgh on H4 Dependent Visa. I have an idea about starting a business on Web application development basically wanted to target hospitals. I have few questions on this, 1. Can I start a business on H4 Visa? I currently live with my Husband, he is on H1 Visa. 2. Early to ask this question but wanted to check. Can I make calls to Hospitals getting their contacts through their website and talk about my sample application and features? Is this legal to market application (after starting a business)? 3. This is a single member(myself) business and this business doesn't require any financial help and no shareholders, should this be a C- Corp? Starting & Registering a Business Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:00:23 +0000 mahalakshmi 1113760 at New Personal or New Business Checking Hello All, Wondering if anyone has had this problem as well. Starting a business and went to go open a business checking account and found the fees and minimums to be too high (at least for the initial start up phase). So instead I may just open a new personal checking account. Anyone have any ideas, thoughts or experience with this? Thanks! Starting & Registering a Business Thu, 07 May 2015 15:36:45 +0000 correira99 1113811 at How to become a contractor or an advicer I have been wondering if my website (This post was edited to remove a link. Please review our Community Best Practices for more information about how best to participate in our online discussions. Thank you.) will ever grow to become a company that I am proud of. Recently, I have not been getting any customers and I don't know for how long this will continue, but I would like to pursue other avenues apart from writing research papers like helping other companies to do their business through a contract. How can I do this? I am also very good in giving advice, and can remember asking a bank to hire interns to serve the customers at the tellers, but the bank told they cannot hire an intern to become a teller. The bank was very slow when serving customers. Starting & Registering a Business Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:52:52 +0000 KelvinNyota 1103331 at Starting Online business I will keep this as simplistic as possible as from reading other post sometimes vague questions are asked which make it harder to get an idea of what to do. I simply want to know a few things and shall post them below. 1-I am in New York, who do I contact to find out about online business laws/rules/statutes,licensing etc to sell products like trading cards and or wrist bands? if anyone knows WHO to contact, let me know, if you already know the answer about the "rules" what are they in general? 2-Do I need a license to sell online products? I know I must get a Tax ID and register, but I have concerns and want to be 100% legitimate and do not want any issues while conducting my business. 3-This will be a sole proprietorship, what extra steps do I need to take during tax time in a nutshell? 4-I may also do charity work like donations and receive donations at the choice of the consumer, how does this factor into earnings and what is it considered? Thank you in advanced for answering my questions as these are the only things holding me back from starting as I do not want to start without everything being 100% clear first. Starting & Registering a Business Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:41:51 +0000 MrDominoe 1113501 at business trend I want to start business in USA please give me the ideas about the trend ? thanks in advance Starting & Registering a Business Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:24:02 +0000 davidjhon 1113692 at Need Help on where to start with vacation rentals My husband and I just moved &amp; are planning on purchasing and building vacation rentals as soon as possible. I am in the process of trying to figure out funding and registering. I do not have any rentals yet, but should I go ahead and set up and register my business first? Would this help with funding? And where do I go for land funding for a business? Starting & Registering a Business Tue, 05 May 2015 21:27:57 +0000 casdazh 1113800 at SBA Loan App Does anyone know where you submit all your paperwork for the application of an SBA? Starting & Registering a Business Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:00:55 +0000 jameslnew 1113778 at start-up assistances with loans/grants Hello to all, I am starting a Maintenance/paint &amp; home repair company. at this time I am studding for the NASCLA/OSHA/Contractors test. I have been looking all over the internet and finding it extremely difficult in the realms of basic information as to how to get a Loan/Grant and/or where to find it. With that said I am hopping you all might help me find said information or at a minimal lead me in the right direction. Here is my situation; I am looking for a loan/grant to help with the purchase of a new vehicle (the one I have is not suited for the task and will have to trade in.), some items in the technical realm (laptop/printer/etc.), monies to in cress the amount I can place for Bonding and Insurance &amp; some items in the equipment realm(drywall Jack/portable table saw/etc.). the amount I am looking for is around $15,000.00 to $30,000.00. Now here is the downer in my situation, I am an "army of one" and my credit is poor, thus, banks will not even look at me. At this time I have zero collateral . The only thing that could be used for collateral is used tools and we all know that wont work. So, I am at a loss... Thus I leave it to your good graces. I thank you for your time and help in this matter. Starting & Registering a Business Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:45:11 +0000 Armor Maintenance 1113773 at New small business, incorporating, and taxes I've recently started a small ecommerce business out of my home. It's in the very early stages, so my initial thought was to make sure it's really viable before I even start looking into registering it in some fashion. However, I am investing in several hundred dollars worth of equipment for the business and I want to be able to write those expenses off as business expenses. Do I have to incorporate it now in order to write off the expenses? Or can I do it later in the year and still write off these 2015 expenses? Starting & Registering a Business Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:01:16 +0000 bennerj 1113531 at Hello in the midst of starting a board game coffee shop Hi All, My name is Clifton I am currently working in Yosemite National Park. I have had a desire to open my own board game and coffee shop for a long time. I have been working on the business plan and slowly starting small portions of it like selling things on Ebay such as cards practicing my coffee crafting skills ect. I have run aground in that I believe I have nearly everything that is required to start raising money except a solid financial plan I have done everything I can to put one together hours of research and re-re-rewriting and there is still so much that seems to elude me. Working in the park puts me hours away from any physical SBA or any other small business assistance program. So any assistance would be ridiculously fantastic. If anyone has a source or link they think was or will be especially helpful I would love to look at it. Sense this primarily my brain child at the moment. So a little about the business we are looking at opening. We plan on moving into the Denver area. We want to serve some basic food options such as pre-made sandwiches; also drinks such as coffee, tea, beer, and soda. Finally we will have board games, card games, WiFi and a dedicated play area. If you are interested in checking out more or would like to lend a proverbial hand please visit us at alternatively you can leave a comment of course! Starting & Registering a Business Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:52:46 +0000 Zerofox 1113719 at Small Business Startup Getting started! Starting & Registering a Business Sat, 21 Sep 2013 06:09:59 +0000 lmcclellan44 753912 at Where to file LLC for a business that's going to be in multiple states Hello, I searched around a bit and can't seem to find an answer anywhere. I want to open a software business in Florida, that's going to also operate in California. The software side of the business is going to be based out of Florida (developers). There is also going to be a retail side that's going to start in California. My question is, should i file for two different business licenses or operate under the same license? The goal is to follow the law and avoid taxes when I can. Thank you so much, Starting & Registering a Business Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:08:08 +0000 socialClub 1113747 at Amir Najam Hello I am looking for some advice as to what benefits registering with offers. Thanks Starting & Registering a Business Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:17:03 +0000 nudgeneo 1113706 at Cigar Wrap Business I have always wanted to start my own cigar wrap business. There has been no real steps taken to make it a reality yet, just some information gathering. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the production process of making these wraps? If no one can help on that regard, is there a certain type of group, company, or what have you that would either get me this information or be able to be a consultant or something like this? There is a lot of other information I need, but this is a good start. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Starting & Registering a Business Sun, 05 Apr 2015 19:31:22 +0000 kymiwi 1113680 at Bringing a Business from Brazil to the USA Hello, I am an American Citizen entering a partnership with a Brazilian Citizen on a Business that was established in August of 2013 in Brazil. The Business has grown immensely there and now I want to bring it to the US. What are the steps we need to take so we can start operating ASAP as we already have interest parties here in the US? Starting & Registering a Business Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:37:30 +0000 Mbrwr 1113697 at Developing an informational website - compliance questions I'm an independent health insurance broker in Wisconsin and I want to create an informational website, but I'm not finding much information on the regulation and rules for health insurance informational websites. I won't be selling anything on the site or talking about any specific insurance plans or products. I will be providing articles, blogs, and videos on health insurance topics in general (ACA, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.). Does anyone know of regulatory guidance for this type of site? I'm not finding much on or my state's insurance commissioner. Thoughts and ideas? Thanks! Starting & Registering a Business Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:08:37 +0000 rubystar07 1113619 at Choosing legal structure for embroidery business I am currently in the start-up phase of my embroidery business. I am wanting feedback from other business owners on which legal structure is best between an LLC, C-Corp or S-Corp. I appreciate any advice. Starting & Registering a Business Wed, 11 Mar 2015 22:10:55 +0000 BPembroidery 1113589 at Creating a parent LLC Hi there! I have two existing businesses (LLCs) and am getting ready to file for a third (llc). I want the third to be the parent company. How do I do this? Starting & Registering a Business Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:36:26 +0000 paulysully 1113629 at set up business in usa Hi Dear all, I am a Travel Agent from India, having more then five years of experience. I found this site great help for new small business owners. Hope, I will also get some important tips to start up a new Sub-Agency of a main travel company which is already running in USA.I have full business plan ready. I want provide my online services to the clients who commencing their trips from USA. The Payment gateway will in USA only. I have few doubts to be cleared. 1. Could you please advise some reliable person or agency who can register a LLC over there on my behalf. 2. Is there any way to open a business account in USA. Please advise me all possible ways. ...........Thanks &amp; Regards Starting & Registering a Business Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:40:49 +0000 Tewatia 1113497 at