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2020 has been a challenging year for many small business owners, as well as employees who might have lost their jobs. With the difficulties of running a bricks and mortar business with face-to-face interactions with customers, many people who are unemployed or had to shut down a business might consider starting an online business. It is important to have the guidance of an experienced business lawyer in Beverly Hills during this process.

Having a strong idea for an online company is only the very beginning. The following are only some steps to consider when you are opening a business online.

  • Select the right business structure based on ownership, taxes, and more
  • Determine whether you want to file your business paperwork in California or another state
  • Select a business name, which can be more difficult than you might think
  • Get a domain name that matches your company name (the availability of a domain  name is important to consider prior to deciding on a final company name)
  • Draft and file all documents you need to file for business formation
  • Draft and negotiate contracts between owners and organizational rules
  • Get a tax ID number from the IRS and set up business bank accounts
  • Obtain any necessary licenses for your business
  • Understand how sales tax works if you are selling products online
  • Set up a website that will attract customers and that allows for a positive user experience

Starting a business is a process whether the company operates online or not. Any errors can be costly and might jeopardize your success.

Contact a Business Lawyer in Beverly Hills for Assistance

If you are using 2020 as an opportunity to start an online company, a Beverly Hills business attorney at the Law Offices of Jon H. Freis is ready to help. Call 310.276.1218 or contact us online for more information.