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Business Tips, Entrepreneurship, Finances

April 8, 2024

Ep. 168 Self-Employment Checklist: Taking Your Business Full Time

Host: Danielle Holleran

Episode Overview: In this episode, Danielle delves into the nitty-gritty of transitioning to full-time entrepreneurship, offering practical advice and actionable steps for budding business owners. She emphasizes the importance of legal, financial, and personal considerations before taking the leap into self-employment.

Key Points:

  • Legal and Financial Setup:
    • Registering the business federally and at the state level, obtaining an EIN number.
    • Organizing finances and setting up a system for bookkeeping to ensure financial health.
    • Find your state requirements here
  • Business Insurance:
    • Highlighting the significance of acquiring general liability business insurance to protect oneself and the business from unforeseen circumstances.
  • Personal Insurance and Health Care:
    • Discussing the necessity of securing health insurance and dental coverage, considering various scenarios such as being single, married, or relying on parents’ insurance.
  • Retirement Planning:
    • Emphasizing the importance of planning for retirement and setting up a retirement account as part of long-term financial stability.
  • Paying Yourself:
    • Advising on creating a system for paying oneself, considering factors such as business income, personal expenses, and salary goals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ensure legal and financial compliance by registering your business and organizing your finances.
  • Protect yourself and your business by obtaining appropriate business insurance coverage.
  • Prioritize personal insurance needs, including health care and dental coverage, based on your circumstances.
  • Plan for long-term financial security by setting up a retirement account and contributing regularly.
  • Establish a clear system for paying yourself, taking into account business income and personal financial goals.

Conclusion: Danielle encourages listeners to approach self-employment with confidence, viewing it as an opportunity to take charge of their careers. By addressing legal, financial, and personal aspects, aspiring entrepreneurs can embark on their journey with clarity and purpose.

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