I'm just starting a sole proprietorship for making & selling iPhone/Android apps. I expect buyers all over USA/world.

As a traveling performer, my personal location is 50% Florida 50% California, maybe moving towards settling in California.

I want to register my business and open a business bank account. Here's what I think I need to do.

  1. Establish a street address in Florida or California (plan to use UPS box, which provides a street address)
  2. Run a week's worth of notifications in newspaper
  3. Register Fictitious Name with state (DBA)
  4. Register for an EIN with IRS
  5. File a trademark application for business name

What am I missing? Even if I get a business mailing address in Florida but I sign a lease in California, do I need to declare the business in California? Do I need to declare it in every state?

How do I prepare to handle income from the app store?

  • 3
    This very much feels like something that should be on Startups.SE.
    – Brythan
    Apr 17 '17 at 21:40

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