The First Steps to Setting Up Your Business


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The First Steps to Setting Up Your Business

Today we are going to discuss the first steps to setting up your business. Whether you’re dreaming of flipping houses, building rental property portfolios, or simply exploring the vast opportunities in real estate, starting strong is crucial. Setting it up correctly from the beginning can make all the difference in how lenders and partners view you, and ultimately, in your success. Let’s get started! 

First: Choose a Name

  • Search for Availability: Immediately start by checking with your state to ensure the name is available.
  • Avoid Real Estate Specific Names: More importantly, opt for a generic name like “John Smith Consulting” instead of “John Smith Fix and Flip.”

Second: Obtain an EIN (Employer Identification Number)

  • Apply with the IRS: The EIN is actually a social security number for your business. It’s essential for not only tax purposes, but even for opening a bank account.

Third: Set Up a Business Bank Account

  • Separate Finances: Immediately separate business finances from personal finances. Keep your business and personal finances separate in order to make things clear for lenders.
  • Use Your EIN: Again, this is required to open a business bank account.

Forth: Establish Your Business Presence

  • Create a Website: By creating a simple website, it can show lenders as well as partners that you’re serious.
  • Get an Office Address: To clarify, even a virtual office can help establish credibility.

Setting Yourself Up to Win

  • Think Long-Term: By setting things up correctly from the start it makes future growth easier.
  • Be Realistic: Understand that while the process takes effort, it will easier over time as you build experience as well as a network.


By following these steps and staying committed, you’ll be well on your way to building your successful future. Remember, the key is to set up your foundation correctly and maintain consistent effort. Contact us today to find out more! 

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