How to Start Your First Business


Do You Have The Next Great Business Idea? Incorporate Your First Company Today With Harvard Business Services!

Incorporate in Delaware for $229- no matter where you live.

Harvard Business Services has been helping entrepreneurs start businesses and bring their dreams to reality since 1981. We've helped start over 300,000 companies, from local small businesses to multi-national corporations. Our team of experts are here to answer all of your questions and help make the entire company formation process simple and easy.

Steps to Starting Your Company

As intimidating as it may seem to build a successful business, the process of forming a Delaware LLC or corporation is actually quite straightforward.

Start a Business with these steps:

  1. Choose your company name. We can tell you if the name is available to be filed in Delaware.
  2. Choose your entity type. New businesses most commonly form a Delaware LLC, but if you intend to sell equity in the company to raise capital, a corporation might be a better fit. Learn more here.
  3. Incorporate your company. Not sure if Delaware is the right choice for you? Our team is happy to answer your questions about choosing the right state.

Additional considerations:

The steps above will formally create your business entity. However, there are additional things to consider after forming your Delaware company and before you begin operating your new business:

  • Obtain your Federal Tax ID number (EIN). This is a requirement for any company operating in the U.S. Your EIN is like a social security number for your company.
  • File for the necessary permissions and licenses to do business. This includes your local business license(s), authority from other states in which you will be operating, and possibly additional items depending on your industry and local requirements.
  • Open a business bank account. There are a number of benefits to separating your business finances from your personal assets.

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All of our Delaware incorporation packages come with lifetime customer support. Our team is here to answer all of your questions by phone, email, live chat, Skype, WhatsApp, and across all of our social media platforms!

We also provide weekly blog updates in a wide range of business topics. The HBS blog offers insight on Delaware corporations and LLCs as well as information about entrepreneurship, startups, cryptocurrency, venture capitalism and general business topics.

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