How to Begin Forming Your Business in California

forming your businessAre you ready to launch your new business in California? There are a number of steps that you need to take in order to ensure the smooth and successful formation of your new venture.

What Are the Steps of Establishing a New Business in California?

The first thing you will need to do is decide on a business model. What goods will you be selling and what kind of audience will you target them to? Where will your business be located? And will you will be centered in a physical location or will you do the bulk of your business through the internet?

Next, you will need to incorporate your business. There are a number of business models that you may choose from. These include a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), sole proprietorship, limited partnership, general partnership, or limited liability partnership. A San Francisco business lawyer can help you decide which model is right for your specific needs.

Your next step should be to file your tax and employer identification documents. Once you have done this, you will then need to file whatever state or federal permits or licenses that are required to do business in California. For more information on what these licenses may be, you can contact the Department of Consumer Affairs or speak directly to CalGOLD (the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development).

Contact Attorney James Braden to Help Get Your Business Started

Finally, you will need to engage the services of a San Francisco business lawyer. You will need legal representation in case you are challenged on such issues as intellectual property, zoning, disputes over licensing or profits, and many others.

You can contact the law office of Attorney James Braden to get top level legal representation for your new business. Call us today to learn what we can do on your behalf.