Business Planning

So you want to start a business, but are unsure where to begin? Here you’ll learn everything from figuring out setting up proper legal structure, to deciding if you should hire W-2 vs. 1099 agents, and everything in between. Because of the complexities of the starting and planning your business, there are so many things to learn.

Our blogs will guide you through budgeting, opening a business bank account, and how to set up tax information. Find the tools you need to propel your business forward at any stage.

EIN Lookup: How to Find Your EIN: An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is required for many businesses and for some business types, required by law. Learn how to conduct an EIN lookup.

1099 vs W2: Which is Better for Your Business? As a business owner, choosing between a 1099 vs W2 worker makes a difference in how your business accounts for their wages on your taxes, as well as the way the worker is taxed.

5 Tips for Small Business Financial Planning and Budgeting: These 5 tips will help you get the ball rolling for creating a small business financial planning outline and help guide you through the next quarter, the next year, or even the next decade.

Most Recent Business Planning Articles

What is a Micro Business? Everything You Need to Know

Thousands of new businesses open in the United States every single day, many of which are micro businesses. This kind of business, also called a…

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EIN vs TIN: The Vital Differences You Need to Know

If you're wondering about how your personal taxes and business taxes differ, it's important to understand the differences between EIN and TIN. Tax ID numbers,…

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What is an EIN Number? Everything You Need to Know

So you want to start a business. If you’ve been looking into the process of starting a business in the United States, you may have…

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Business Forecasting: The Planning Strategy Your Business Needs

If you want to secure the continued success of your business, it's important that you practice business forecasting. Successful organizations have a lot of time…

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Exploring Your Small Business 401(k) Options

As a business owner with multiple employees, you may be looking into your small business 401k options. Did you know, almost half of the workforce…

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8 Small Business Legal Requirements to Consider

If you're considering starting a business, there are some small business legal requirements to consider. Recently, business regulations have come to the forefront as so…

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How to Write a Business Plan That Encompasses Your Vision

Learning how to write a business plan is a major step for any budding entrepreneur. Business plans can be a great way to track and…

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What is a Business Impact Analysis (BIA)?

Just as you plan for things to go right, it's important to have plans like a business impact analysis in place for when things go…

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How to Name a Business

Many entrepreneurs question how to name a business when just starting out. Trying to find a name for your business can be a complicated process.…

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Startup Costs: How Much Does It Cost to Start a Business?

Creating a business is an exciting venture in any small business owner's life but there are startup costs to this milestone to be aware of.…

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