“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson


Decide on a Business Location Now is the time to decide on a business location and mailing address. Many people overlook the importance of a mailing address.

Decide on a Corporate & Tax Structure Research this until you are confident you understand the issues around the five different corporate structures. Follow the link above to see a Corporate Structure Comparison Chart.

Decide on a Business Name This a critical decision and must be made in conjunction with your website name. Use these ideas and tips to help come up with a name that fits.

Decide on a Website Name This decision has to be made in conjunction with your business name. Although the website name and business name do not need to be identical, they need to be similar.

Decide on Banking and Merchant Services Choosing a bank is an important decision for several reasons such as deposit cut off times, bank fees, local decision making, online banking services and convenience to your home or business.

Decide on a Marketing Plan Even if you cannot spend a lot of money on marketing, you should have a plan and a commitment to what marketing actions you will take prior to Opening Day.