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Important steps in the business formation process

When an entrepreneur decides that it is the right time to launch his or her business, it can be an exciting time, full of hope and expectation for the future. While having a good idea is a good place to start, there are specific steps that a person must navigate during the business formation process. There is much more involved than simply opening up shop or launching a Facebook page.

One of the most important steps is to draft a smart business plan. This includes things like plans for operation, budget, financial projections and more. Following this step, a potential Oregon business owner will want to register his or her business entity. There are specific tax and liability implications for different types of entity choices, and it's smart to think carefully about this choice as it will impact a business for years to come. 

Another smart step is to consider the accounting systems that will need to be in place as operations begin. The right accounting system will depend on the needs of the individual business and the financial objectives of the company. The decisions made during the formative stages of a business are critical, and it's beneficial to have guidance and think carefully about each choice.

During the business formation process, owners will find it beneficial to seek counsel regarding the appropriate steps to take. The choices made now will affect how the business operates for years to come, and it is prudent to have effective guidance at every step. With help, entrepreneurs can make smart choices and avoid potential missteps that could affect the futures of their Oregon companies. 

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