Your Startups Pre-Launch Checklist: Fictitious Business Name (Part 4 of 14)

What is a Fictitious Business Name? Another step your startup must take before it gets underway is relatively simple, but extremely important: you have to register your fictitious business name. A fictitious business name is a name of company that does not include the surname of the owner or the names of all of the […]

Your Startups Pre-Launch Checklist: Business License (Part 3 of 14)

As mentioned before in the introduction to this series, there are various legal preparations an entrepreneur must take before launching his or her startup. Over the next few posts we will discuss all of the different licenses, permits and documents you, the entrepreneur, will need and how to get them. One of the fundamental actions […]

Your Startups Pre-Launch Checklist: IRS Information (Part 2 of 14)

How to Get a Federal Tax ID Before your new venture gets started, its important that you let the Internal Revenue Service know of your startup. Giving the IRS your business information is a key step in the pre-launch phase because it allows the IRS to collect taxes on your business and allows you to […]

Your Startups Pre-Launch Checklist (Part 1 of 14)

Actions Every Entrepreneur Should Take Before They Launch Their Startup Its no secret that starting our own business is a challenging task. You have to come up with a unique business idea, organize and strategize by writing a great business plan, and in some cases you have to try to find outside funding. After already […]

Venture Capital and Angel Funding News

At The Startup Garage, we’ve been spending a lot of time paying attention to the economy as it relates to startups, especially in relation to funding. In the past few days, a variety of reports have been released regarding the state of venture capitalism over the past quarter. Based on what we have seen, VCs […]