BUSINESS STARTUP QUICK LINKS
How to Start a Construction Company In MichiganThere are some important steps to take to start a construction business in the state of Michigan. A construction company could include building, excavation, home improvements, carpentry or any other type of commercial or residential work. You may want to start here: How To Start A Construction Company. 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 register your construction company, along with links to more information. Getting started- The state of Michigan has a website about starting a business in Michigan here: http://www.michiganbusiness.org/start-up/business-assistance/#guidance
-Register your construction company name.You need to register your construction business name. Check for name availability here: https://cofs.lara.state.mi.us/corpweb/CorpSearch/CorpSearch.aspx 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: http://sbdcmichigan.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Guide-to-Starting-a-Business-WEB.pdf?rnd=1516040785759
-Register your construction business.You can register your construction business with the state of Michigan here: http://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,4676,7-238-43519_43521_69027_69032-155361–,00.html
-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.michigan.gov/taxes/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
-Get Construction Software
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