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How to Start a Business in the United States

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If you are planning to start a business in the United States, you have come to the right place.

Start Your Own Business (10 years old this year!) contains information and advice but, unlike other start-up sites, it also contains details of LOCAL organisations who can help you. The firms listed on each page have declared themselves to be 'new business friendly' and will welcome your enquiries.

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The aim of Start Your Own Business in the United States is to highlight 'new business friendly' firms and organisations who are willing to share their knowledge and experience. For ease, we have dedicated sections for the following areas of the United States:

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Over the years, we have have collected useful information that has already helped thousands of new business start-ups and we hope that it will help you too...

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We are happy to promote (free of charge!) any business support organisations and allied trades in the United States who are keen to help new business start-ups.

If you offer a product or service that can help anyone thinking of setting up on their own or running an existing small business, please do add your details to the site.


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The Elevator Pitch - a must for any (new) business owner
As an entrepreneur you will need to be prepared to take every opportunity to gain interest in your start-up from potential customers, investors, or associates. Important contacts can be made in many situations: during formal meetings, at networking events, at trade shows, on the phone or during chance encounters.

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Start Up Articles

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Over the years, we have amassed a large collection of articles which we believe you may find useful. We have written some ourselves but the vast majority have been kindly supplied by experts in each relevant field.

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Business Start-Up Map

Start-Up Map

Business Start-Up Map
This infographic has proved to be incredibly popular and used to occupy the centre pages of our Start-Up newspapers. Ideal for a visual guide through the start-up process or the larger (A3 and A2)versions can be printed and used as a poster.

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Latest Business Tips

Latest tips...

Accountant or No Accountants for Start ups
Well, you would expect the answer to be YES and you are not wrong. Many accountants love to offer free advice to start ups and any information coming your way for free must be accepted. So do not worry and do not put off by the word accountants. Always approach your local accountants and see if you can get any help.
They are experts in businesses and tax advice and you can save yourselves from making expensive mistakes and may be some brilliant ideas and suggestions.
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Lock down your domain name
Don't register the name of your start-up business until you are sure that the domain name (.ie, .com, etc) that you require is available. Start-up's sometimes forget this, and name their business, perhaps produce a logo, headed paper or signage etc without doing their due diligence in this regard, and another company may already be using the name or variants they want, and the time they've spent is wasted, or worse, they discover the entity that already exists would easily be mistaken for their business.

To register a .IE domain name, remember you'll have to prove a link to that name to the IEDR, generally a registered company name or Trading As name (Registered Business Name for a Sole Trader) will suffice that matches the domain fairly closely, or if you are trading under your own name, you can register the .ie that matches (providing it's available).

When searching for the primary domain name you want, it's often useful to register not just the .ie, but the matching .com, or even .net, (if they're still available), to lock down your brand and prevent another company registering them and being possibly mistaken for your business or taking traffic away from your website in the future.

We can support start-up Irish businesses with domain registration queries as part of our professional services.

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Get help...get a coach
Dont try to do it all alone and don't be afraid to ask for help. It takes courage to show your vulnerability and authenticity. Get a mentor and/or coach, someone unbiased to share the journey. If change were easy we wouldnt need coaches - even highly successful people have them :)
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We are a small friendly team and always welcome enquiries from anyone who is thinking who is planning to start a business or from anyone who can offer help and support. Contact us.

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