First things first
Yes, you need one of these even if you don’t have employees yet. Go straight to the IRS website for this essential starting block item. The Employer Identification number is like a social security number for your business. Get one early in the process, you’ll need it.
Before going into business in Hawaii, go to this website. Tools for incorporating your company or starting an LLC, receive your tax and employment licenses and more.
The Service Corp of Retired Executives is a world class resource that’s frequently overlooked. You can find an enormous amount of experience and advice for almost no cost. Try it.
Financing options at this original “business incubator” are numerous and reasonably priced. Besides money, the SBA provides lots of valuable advice for getting your enterprise rolling.
The Best Business Books Ever Written
This classic originally published in 1973 and regularly revised is the definitive book on understanding the nuts and bolts of investing. No fancy theories or trendy ideas. A comprehensive explanation of the way real investors make money.
As your company grows, you’ll find yourself surrounded by more and more people. Make sure they are people you want to be around - and much more importantly - who your employees want to be around.
Sun Tzu’s classic description of military strategy is a must read for many in the financial industry. Find out why people lose, and how they win.
Written almost 100 years ago and still in print. This amazing volume draws on ancient parables regarding thrift, industry, and how people get rich. Containing timeless advice such as Seven Cures For a Lean Purse.