Is someone else using my business name?
This really is your first step even before deciding what type of business structure you will use. If you don’t properly research the availability of the name you want to use for your business, product or service, you may find yourself the recipient of a cease and desist letter from someone owning the trademark on your wonderful new business name! If the name is available, you want to protect your rights and keep others from using your name.
Should I use an S corporation, LLC, C corporation, or something else?