How To Start A Business In Iowa
Here is some helpful information on how to start a business in the state of Iowa.
-Select your business structure.
Determine what business structure you wish to have for your business: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. – http://www.iasourcelink.com/regulatory/basics-of-business-entities
-Register your new business name.
Depending on the business structure you choose, you will need to contact your local county recorder, or the secretary of state.
If you need help choosing a business name: 12 Tips to Help Choose a Business Name
-Register your new business with the state of Iowa.
Find out more here: Iowa Business License
-Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your business with your new business name.
-Find out about taxes, hire an accountant.
You may want to have an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here:https://tax.iowa.gov/starting-business and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .
Depending on what type of business you are starting, you may want to consider liability insurance.
You may be required to obtain a license to operate your business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.