Make it happen
Start by researching your business idea with De Leon data. Create a space and place that is right for you.
1. Develop a Plan
To help you clarify your goals and create some action steps, develop a solid business plan. One that identifies potential issues, estimates costs, and provides concrete action items and milestones for your business.
2. Research Zoning Requirements.
The City of De Leon does not have any Zoning Requirements currently. However; the city does regulate mobile homes, so if you will need to move in a mobile home as part of your business you will need to contact the city about getting a mobile home permit.
3. Take steps to make it legal.
Name your business
Register your business, and an agent for your business
Get an Employer Identification Number (EIN) through the Internal Revenue Service.
Before hiring your first employee, you must obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN). This number is used for reporting taxes and other documents to the IRS, as well as for reporting information about your employees to state agencies.
The EIN is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, Employer Tax ID or Form SS-4.
You may want to consult with an attorney on any other legal considerations for your new business.
4. Talk with us about your project
5. If you're starting a restaurant, take these additional steps
You'll need to take a few extra steps to get your restaurant ready in order to provide a safe and sanitary dining experience for your customers.
- Make sure you comply with the State of Texas' health permit process
- Find out the water rates for your proposed location
- Find out the status of the Grease Collection System
- If you're selling alcohol, get a liquor license
6. Taxes and Regulations
You'll need to register with the state and federal government and comply with all regulations related to corporate, payroll, income and sales taxes. Contact the state Franchise Tax Board and the federal Internal Revenue Service for their requirements.
7. Reach out for some help
We know that starting a business is overwhelming. Check out these organizations that can assist you with training, networking and other resources to help get you on your way to starting and managing a successful business.