Entity Formation Document - registers your new business with the State
Certificate of Formation; Articles of Incorporation
Filed with the Secretary of State
Establishes your business as a separate legal entity
Employer Identification Number - gives you a federal tax identification #
Obtained from the IRS at www.irs.gov
Required to open a bank account or if you have employees
Company Agreement (LLC) or Bylaws (Corporation)
Your business's main governing document and critical to your company's governance.
Sets the rules for your company that all of the owners and managers/directors have to follow.
Often also required by banks to open a bank account.