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    19 Replies Latest reply on Feb 22, 2008 3:40 PM by exterra69

    Need some help to register a company

    perevoscic Newbie
      Hello to everybody. We two friends not from USA and want to open a small company, but we have some difficulties, like where two go? Tax Collector? or what kind of categories it is, we will do soma actions like organizing conferences, corporotive partys. In one word we will do ligistic stuffs for somebody who wants to organize some meetings or trainnings. Is it Cataring? We dont know how to calificate it. Is it better to be a LLC?
      All advice will be appreciate. Thanks in advance for all replys.
        • Re: Need some help to register a company
          LUCKIEST Guide
          P, Yes we can help the two friends not from USA and want to open a small company.
          Where do you want to open this company??
          We need more info to answer Is it better to be a LLC??,
          LUCKIEST
            • Re: Need some help to register a company
              perevoscic Newbie
              We want to open in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. What kind of information you need more?
                • Re: Need some help to register a company
                  LUCKIEST Guide
                  Thanks for answering our questions. How soon do you plan on starting??
                  Do you have a Business and Marketing Plan??
                  Do you have an Accountant??, A Lawyer??
                  LUCKIEST
                    • Re: Need some help to register a company
                      perevoscic Newbie
                      Thanks for answering our questions. How soon do you plan on starting??
                      We planning to start on February-March, when spring breake will start.

                      Do you have a Business and Marketing Plan??
                      Not really. everything we have is just informations which we collecting from everywhere

                      Do you have an Accountant??, A Lawyer??
                      Non of both. How bad we need a lawyer?
                        • Re: Need some help to register a company
                          LUCKIEST Guide
                          Try this, LUCKIEST
                          h3. 6 Steps to Small Business Success

                          1. Start Smart
                          2. Plan Ahead
                          3. Set up Systems
                          4. Seek out Sales
                          5. Aim for Growth
                          6. Leverage Opportunities

                           

                           


                          1. Start Smart.
                          Identify a niche. Don't compete to be the lowest cost provider. Look
                          for what makes your product or service unique and adds a special value
                          for the client and charge for that value. Every business has many
                          facets. Start with what you know and like; start a business that has
                          meaning to you. Keep in mind that we don't know what the future holds,
                          many of the jobs and businesses of tomorrow don't exist today. You can
                          create your own success.

                           


                          Now is the time to dream. To start smart, you should like the idea of
                          the business. The way to earn a good income and build wealth is by
                          serving clients well, making their life better in some way-it's more
                          than filling a need in the marketplace. To succeed you want to test the
                          idea to make sure your potential clients like the idea too. Test your
                          ideas.

                          2. Plan Ahead.
                          People often ask me why bother with a business plan? Look at the
                          lottery as an example. You may get lucky and get the winning ticket,
                          but the odds are against you when you rely on random chance. I'm a risk
                          taker...but not that much, minimize the risk of going into business and
                          maximize your potential for success. Take the time to write a plan of
                          how you get from point A to point B. A plan gives you a clear future
                          focus and increases your chances of success.

                           


                          The first rule of a start-up is put some of your own money in the
                          business. As the owner you must be willing to capitalize the business.
                          The second rule is put as little of your own money as possible in the
                          business. Prepare your plan and look for funding for your business from
                          multiple sources, which can include a business loan or business line of
                          credit.

                           


                          Don't go it alone. Plan ahead now to build your team. Your team may
                          include a CPA and an attorney that you work with as needed. Add a
                          mentor from your industry and get a SCORE mentor to help you plan for
                          success. No one has all the answers. You get more ideas and information
                          by building a success, support team that can help you plan ahead.

                          3. Set up Systems.
                          The most basic system every business should have is a good financial
                          system. Ask yourself how am I going to generate enough income to
                          support myself and my family. Begin here. Put together a personal
                          budget, so you know what it costs you to live. Now, you can move on to
                          the business budget and sales planning, so you can see how many sales
                          you need to break even and make a profit. The start-up expense plan,
                          operating budget and your accounting software are vital to your
                          success.

                           

                           

                          4. Seek out Sales.
                          The daunting question is how do you go about seeking out your first
                          sale. Recognize that since you don't have a big ad budget to be seen by
                          everyone, you need to target a niche and get connected in your market
                          community, be it local, regional or national. You need other people
                          selling for you-not employees-goodwill referrals. Get out and talk to
                          as many people as you can. Join organizations that would have clients
                          for your product or service. Become a visible part of your market, and
                          then ask for the sale. You begin the sales process with people that you
                          know. Yes, it's okay to start with friends and family as your first
                          customers, and then broaden from there.

                           

                           

                          5. Aim for Growth.
                          The basic tenant of creating a company is that you own the company. You
                          are not just creating a job for yourself. It's less risk and less
                          investment to get a job. Building a business is creating a company that
                          is more than the job itself. Think about the future. How large do you
                          want the company to be in terms of sales, net profit and employees?
                          Your answer to each of these questions will influence how you grow.
                          There are varying costs and profits associated with growth. It's
                          important to make a deliberate choice early about how you want to grow
                          your company.

                           


                          6. Leverage Opportunities.
                          Good luck. Good fortune. Good timing. All play a part in business. As a
                          business owner, be very clear about your core focus for the business
                          and how it serves clients. Your core business is what pays the bills.
                          Then, as an entrepreneur you are about opportunity. When you see a
                          potential opportunity or stroke of luck measure it against your core
                          business focus. Good fortune is great, when it matches your vision for
                          the business. Always consider if a good opportunity is the right fit
                          for your business. If something looks great, but it's not in sync with
                          your long-term plan and budget, think carefully before committing your
                          company's resources.
                  • Re: Need some help to register a company
                    Lighthouse24 Ranger

                    It sounds like you want to start an Event Planning business.

                    Who would your clients or customers would be? Do you already have some potential clients lined up?

                    Do you already know people who work for the suppliers and venues (such as local hotels, restaurants, and meetings facilities) that you would utilize?

                    How confident are you in your ability to communicate effectively with customers and suppliers, both verbally and in writing? (Good communication is essential in the event planning business.)

                    If you can tell us a little more in response to those three questions, we can probably offer better guidance on the best startup strategy (sole proprietor or LLC) and explain the steps to take. I look forward to whatever additional information yu can provide.
                      • Re: Need some help to register a company
                        perevoscic Newbie
                        1. Q:Who would your clients or customers would be?
                        A:Potential customers could be universities which want to plan some seminar or training in the coast; people who wants to organize meetings or birthday, conferences; anual unions; companies who want to do corporative parties for their employes; community meetings, weddeings on the beach with something special, like polish or russian style.

                        2. Q:Do you already have some potential clients lined up?
                        A:No, we dont have any clients line up. we just making a plan, its just very beggining. we think to use emails to advertise it. to sent to universities etc.

                        3. Q:Do you already know people who work for the suppliers and venues (such
                        as local hotels, restaurants, and meetings facilities) that you would
                        utilize?
                        A:Yes we do know some people who are working in this kind of fields.

                        4. Q:How confident are you in your ability to communicate effectively with
                        customers and suppliers, both verbally and in writing? (Good
                        communication is essential in the event planning business.)
                        A:Mine writing skills we can see them already. About verbal communication also we hope that is not worst than writing skill.

                        Thank you for your help and time. Also could you provide us where usually companies are regestered? Sole or LLC, any way i have to ask them what kind of papers we need to file up and which are the fees.
                      • Re: Need some help to register a company
                        exterra69 Newbie
                        This was sent to me by a broker that is trying to help me start my own business It covers just about everything you can think of;

                         

                        This is the most thorough web-site I found that breaks down everything you need to obtain a business license....talk to you soon. http://www.businessnameusa.com/business-license/state/georgia.htm