BUSINESS STARTUP QUICK LINKS
How to Start a Construction Business In CaliforniaThere are a number of steps to take to start a construction business in the state of California. You must do your own thorough research, as laws change regularly. Here are some steps you may have to take (not necessarily in order) to start your construction company, along with links to more information. Getting started– California’s official website about how to start a business in California is found here: California Business Portal
-Register your construction business name.Find out more about registering a fictitious name here: California Business Name Availability . Your fictitious name must be registered with your county clerk. If you need help selecting a name for your construction business: Choosing a Construction Company Name
-Select your business structure.Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: California Business Entities
-Register your construction business.You can register your business with the state of California here: Register Your Business Entity
-Open a Business Checking Account.You will need to open a separate bank account for your construction company with your new business name.
-Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.You may want to file your own taxes if you are a small company. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here: http://www.taxes.ca.gov/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
-Get Construction Software
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