Resources to become your Own Boss.
NSFRA is dedicated to mentoring women who dream of being their own Boss! It is not as hard as you think! This page is a resource for you as a guide thru the thought process of becoming a
Woman Owned Business.
Step 1: Desire to be your own Boss
Step 2: Outline your Goals
a. Date you want to start
b. Date to be up and running
Step 3: Set a budget for company start up expense
a. Budget enough income in the bank to carry you for 6-12 months of your salary
Step 4: Identify office space, Store Front or Home Office, (Check out office Suite space within a large office building. This is getting to be very popular and much lower rent rates. Many offer all utilities including internet, use a cell phone for a business number until you get to the point of needing an office line, check out virtual phone lines such as OOMA.
Step 5: Are you a Broker or will you need to hire a Broker until you become a Licensed Broker? ( Many cases a Managing Broker is willing to work for you for as little as no monthly fees and a 90/10 split, it’s all negotiable so go for it.)
Step 6: Decide on your company colors, logo and branding strategy.
Step 7: Complete your business plan, Marketing Plan, Resume and website.
Step 8: Visit the IRS Website to obtain your Federal Tax ID Number.
Step 9: Check with the Secretary of State's website in your state for information on how to apply for a trade name and register for an LLC or Corporation.
Step 10: Apply for a DUNS Number if you plan on working with HUD and any Government contracts, get one even you are not, it's a good thing to have.