Start Up Checklist

Each area requires thought and decision. While no checklist could be considered complete, here is a framework to Start Up with. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.


Choose Business Based on Skills, Interests and Needs
Business Plan (incl Financial Forecast and Marketing Plan)
Name / Domain Name


Determine Legal Structure
Choose Registered Agent
Register Business
Obtain Tax ID
Business Licenses
Sales Tax Registration
Contract Documents


Determine Financial Needs
Review Financial Forecast from Business Plan
Accounting – Fiscal Year, Basis, Procedures, Software (?)
Separate Bank Account
Business Credit Card
Merchant Account
Insurance – Business / Health


Business Stationary / Materials / Marketing
Review Marketing Plan from Business Plan


Location (Physical) / Zoning (?)
Setup “Office” – Phones, Fax, Office Equipment
Inventory / Suppliers

Our Vision

This website is part of the Navigator Solutions LC community that serves the needs of the Small Business Start-Up.

Navigator Solutions empowers its partners with an understanding of the flow of information throughout their company and the value it has on impacting their success.

A Source of Knowledge

“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.”

--Samuel Johnson, English Lexicographer 1709-1784