Many people dream of one day being able to open a business, or perhaps expand the one they already have. There are a lot of big decisions that you need to make before taking the plunge. Arguably the most important of these decisions is where to incorporate. There are a lot of economists that will tell you to incorporate in Nevada in order to maximize your profits for a variety of reasons.
There are several steps you must take in order to formally incorporate your business in Nevada. The first sounds like the simplest and easiest, but should still be done with a lot of thought and reverance. The first step is to name your company. In order to be sure there is no other business with the same name, you can conduct a name check online to ensure your new moniker is unique.
Then, you must recruit your staff, particularly your managers if you are building an LLC or directors if you are starting a corporation. You must, by law, have at least one direct who is 18 years of age or higher. They do not have to be Nevada residents, which lets you cast a a much longer line for talent.
After you have hired your management staff, you can file your paperwork with the Secretary of State to get incorporated. The LLCs file what are called Articles of Organization and a corporation should file what are called Articles of Incorporation.
Once the paperwork is filed, you must begin securing all your necessary permits and licenses. Depending on what city you are planning to locate the company, there may be several licenses or permits that are needed, as well as regulatory rules that must be met.
Nevada requires that you show proof that you are keeping business funds separate from personal ones, which is why you must start a separate corporate bank account. Proof of this separate account must be furnished upon request.
Once you receive your license from the state and any local permits, you can finally begin working. However, the law does require that you renew your paperwork and permit each year and file an annual report, both of which will cost you some money. Corporations pay $500 per year for the business license and $150 for the report filing. LLCs must pay only $200 for the license, and $200 for licensing.
One more thing to remember before you open for business is that there are realtors who can help you find a physical location to open. Your annual filing must include your company’s physical address and phone number, and a realtor can help you find that address. Even though your directors don’t have to work there, you will need local employees to do so.