Hi, I read your article a few times, it\’s great and very helpful. The legal part of it makes me really nervous because I don\’t know where to begin and I don\’t want to do it wrong.
Hey Jon Kruse here from HSTACC.
You can file all of your taxes under a sole proprietorship, just do that in the beginning an keep your money seperate. I use Quickbooks and turbo tax to file my taxes. If you already have mint all your info gets entered into quickbooks automatically.
The resale license (what you need for sales tax) you can get from your local Board of Equalization (BOE). You need this to get wholesale prices of products like blank shirts.
Trademarking your company can wait until you are more established but at least do a search on the internet to see if a company already is using the name you want to use.