Step 1 of the Business Cycle: Starting a New Entity

Are you ready to turn your daydream into a career? If you are you interested in going into business make sure to follow our guidelines to start your business on the right foot and stay tuned to learn about growing and stay compliant in all of your statutory business transactions.

Tips for forming a new entity

  • Obtain State IDs
  • Appoint Registered Agent
  • Conduct Name Availability Check
  • File Name Reservation/Registration
  • File Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization
  • Apply for Business Licenses and Permits
  • File Assumed Name of DBA Certificate
  • File for Trademark Protection
  • Apply for Employer Identification Number from the IRS
  • Order your Corporate Records Kit
  • Register your Domain
  • Publication in Newspaper (if required by state)

When it comes time to form your entity, you can trust the experts at CORPSMART™ to walk you through the process. We will handle the formation with ease and act as a source for your business compliance needs throughout the life of your business. Contact the CORPSMART™ team at 800-737-8009 or via email at

UCC Due Diligence Guideline

There are many pieces to the puzzle when it comes to fulfilling all of your pre and post closing due diligence. If you a banker or attorney working on closing a financing deal, utilize our UCC Due Diligence Guideline as a checklist to ensure that you’re fulfilling the full spectrum of due diligence requirements and contact the CORPSMART™ team with further questions at 800-737-8009.