Business Start Up Steps

Business Start Up Steps

Establish your business as a corporation with both the IRS and the State of California. It is a sequential process that must be completed in the order below.

  • Step 1: File for a Federal ID Number (called an FEIN) with the IRS.
    If you are unsure what type of corporate entity to establish your business under, consult your CPA. If you need a CPA, Big Fish can make a referral for you. It is very important that you select the correct entity for your business (i.e. there is a BIG difference between setting up a S Corporation and a LLC).
    IRS FEIN registration: Register your new business
  • Step 3: Once registered with the Secretary of State you must create a User Name and Password on the State of California EDD E-Services. You will receive an email confirmation and you must confirm your account before proceeding to step 4.
  • Step 4: Once confirmed with an E-Services account,  login again using your new User Name and Password and select the option to “Register a New Account (DE1)”

Congratulations, you are now established as a business in the State of California! Now all you have to do is call Big Fish and we will get you started on payroll.