When starting a new business, there are many steps you must go through to be compliant with State and Federal processes. General guidelines include:
- Determine your business’s legal structure
- Obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number
- Obtain special licenses at the State or County level
- Register your business name
The top three guidelines are generally handled at the Federal and State levels. Visit the IRS website for Federal guidelines and forms and the State of Michigan website for State guidelines and forms.