Where do I start? - 34


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Are you ready to get your creative business legit but don't know WHERE to start? What needs to come first? And how you are supposed to make sense of this alphabet-soup of advice you are seeing swirling around FB groups, Google and podcasts? This special episode is the first segment in a new series about getting #legitwithbritt, getting a handle on those business legal system you cannot afford to ignore when building your modern business.

In this flagship episode, you will learn:

  • How to know if you are a "real business" (and if you want to be what you need to do!!)
  • The first money plans you need to make
  • How to properly set up your payment processors (Stripe/Paypal, etc)
  • What an EIN is -- and how you can get one
  • What is an LLC ++ when you need to set one up, how you do that, and what to spend your money on and what to DIY
  • How to pick a good business name


Get the FREE checklist that covers ALL the important steps in this episode HERE.

Full Shownotes

Episode 6: Do you need an LLC?

Episode 10: Copyrights vs. Trademarks

Episode 31: Accounting Tips for Creatives

IRS EIN online application (** it has hours..I know...lamest thing ever...so don't leave this to your nighttime solopreneur to-do list!)

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