Any business owner knows there’s a lot involved in starting a business. There’s choosing what kind of business entity you should be; renting commercial property; paying payroll taxes; setting up a business bank account; marketing…The list goes on, and it seems like every time you master one thing, something else pops up. And while you certainly could spend years online researching everything a small business owner needs to know, you want the information now.
The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has released its Startup Kit to help its business owner members quickly access a wealth of information in a single resource. “The NASE decided we would amass our 30 years of knowledge on starting a business into an easy-to-read and easy-to-follow resource, and that’s how our Startup Kit was born,” said Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of NASE.
The result is a substantial document covering 10 things new business owners need to know, such as:
- Choosing the right business structure
- Setting up a DBA (Doing Business As)
- Paying self-employment tax
- Funding a business
There’s a thorough checklist at the end of the kit that helps users make sure they manage all of the tasks necessary to get a business up and running.
Creating New Jobs, One at a Time
While the self-employed numbers aren’t climbing as much as you might expect, given the unemployment rate, Arslan feels confident that starting new businesses is the key to economic prosperity:
“We firmly believe that encouraging self-employment and nurturing startups will help us out of this economic downturn. We like to stress over and over again that someone who is self-employed does create a job – their own.”
Where to Get the Kit
Currently the Startup Kit is available only to NASE members (and everyone is invited to join), although NASE is offering a free preview chapter to people who like its Facebook Page.
Great resource but I wonder if they would release a condensed version for free and then if you see the value you could join to get the full kit.
NASE has a ton of benefits other than the kit. Check them out!
Lionel Bachmann @ Model Trains
This sounds pretty good. I wish I had something like this when I stared my business. I kind of had to learn on-the-fly. Thanks for sharing.