Home Business Start-up Checklist

 Just for Work at Home Moms: a Home Business Start-up Checklist

  • Set up a home office
  • Establish working hours
  • Complete Skills and Interests Inventory to determine what business is right for you
  • Complete goal setting exercise
  • Begin exploring business options and opportunities
  • Check state, county, and city zoning code restrictions
  • Discuss with neighbors if your business will involve any additional traffic, parking, noise, etc
  • Make final decision concerning which business to launch
  • Obtain necessary permits and licenses for operation
  • Determine legal structure: (Sole Proprietorship, Limited Liability Corporation, Partnership or Corporation)
  • Complete necessary paperwork (trade name certificate, partnership agreement or articles of incorporation, etc.)
  • Develop a business plan
  • Develop start-up and first-year operating budgets
  • Develop a marketing plan
  • Set up a filing system
  • Set up a record-keeping system
  • Open a business checking account
  • Meet with your insurance agent to determine if additional insurance is required
  • Register trademarks and logos
  • Begin marketing campaign

If I can help you in any way, please reach out to me on Facebook.  My mission is to help moms work from home…and I can help you too.

To Your Success,

Donna Partow
Mentor to WAHMs

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