5 Steps to getting down to business.
With a stagnant US economy don’t look to the federal government to fix our economy – it’s up to us! The only way we are going to bring back a robust economy is to innovate our way into prosperity. The California Secretary of State has been swamped with applications for Limited Liability Companies, S Corporations and C Corporations. Many people are securing their future by bringing innovation to life. Let us help you with all aspects of starting your business venture! Eric H. Milliken has over fifteen years experience with various startup businesses and would love to help you though the process. There are infinite business ideas. However, a successful idea is one that reaches the market place. We can help you refine your business plan, file the appropriate papers and get your idea to th e market place.
Find a name. A business builds it’s reputation under a chosen trade name and or trademarks. These names are business assets that add value to the business and can be sold or assigned to others along with the business. Depending on the scope of your business, choosing a business name may vary. Before adopting a business name or trademark, you should do the following research to avoid creating a potential infringement. If you are only serving your immediate community most people fine it appropriate to do a fictitious business filing with their county. However, if you want to do business throughout the state it is important to check the state business name search. See the link for the California Secretary of State’s business search http://kepler.sos.ca.gov/. If your focus is going nationally, it gets a bit more complex.
In addition to doing a state search one will need to do a federal Trademarks search. It is important to do a search early on before you invest too much into your name. http://tess2.uspto.gov/. A trade name or trademark are valuable business assets which a business should seek to protect in order to protect the investment being made. This will help establish a profitable business.
Write Your Articles of Organization. The California Secretary of state will form a standard article which may include provisions that do not suit your business. Eric H. Milliken can prepare attachment documents that will give you the desired control over your organization.
File the articles and wait. When you have filed, the California Secretary of State will review your documents and either approve or deny your application. If they deny your application they will give a list of reasons. With the proper guidance of Eric H. Milliken, answering these questions and fixing any errors will be fast and easy.
File your Operating Agreement. California requires an operation agreement. These agreements are the rules by which you govern your Company. This is quite possibly the most important part of your business. Eric H. Milliken prepares his clients be giving the client a detailed check list. This advance planning saves time and money.
Let’s get to business! It is time to start conducting business. It’s time to make a difference and make some money. It’s time to get our economy back on it’s feet!