How To Start A Business In New York

How to Start a Business In New York

Here are some steps you may have to take in order to start your business in the state of New York.

Getting started– The state of New York has a website about starting a business here:

1. Select your business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.

2. Register your business name with New York.

You need to register your business name with the New York Department of State:  Certificate of Assumed Name

If you need help choosing a business name: 12 Tips to Help Choose a Business Name

3.  Register your business with New York.

You can register your business with the state of New York here: Start a Business in New York

4. Open a Separate Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a bank account for your business with your new business name.

5. Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.

You may want to file your own taxes if you are a small company.  More info about taxes here: and

6. Liability Insurance.

You may want liability insurance depending on what type of business you will be starting.

7. City License.

You may be required to obtain a license operate your business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.

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