Starting a Business

The hardest part of starting a new business is actually starting. I’ve watched too many promising startups flounder and leave money on the table due to inaction. That’s one of the reasons I created Company Steps. To give entrepreneurs the information they need to get their business up and running. Below, you will find articles that cover the various stages of creating a business. Naturally, I will update this page periodically as new content is added.

The First Step: Finding Your Business Idea

This is the phase everybody has been in. The first step is when you think, “Hey, I’ve got a great idea for a product!” Unfortunately, most business ideas never amount to anything more than a dream. These articles are all about turning ideas into a real business.

The Second Step: Creating a Company

Many entrepreneurs will form an entity when they are ready to turn their idea into a business. Whether that means an LLC, a corporation, a partnership, or a sole proprietorship depends on the business and the owner. The articles in this section discuss the various types of entities and how they are formed.

The Third Step: Running a Business

So, you turned your idea into a business? Congratulations! But don’t think the hard work is done. There are still a lot of obstacles you will have to navigate as a business owner. The articles below cover tips, tricks, and pitfalls to be mindful of when running a business.