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New Business or Non-Profit Start-Up
Business Start Up
A personal guide on your startup journey

The excitement of starting a new business can quickly turn to frustration when you are unprepared to navigate the sea of forms and regulations. Choosing a business structure, registering with the state, applying for a license – where do you even begin?

Corporate Minutes, Inc. is the compass that puts you on the right path. The decisions you make starting your business affect so many things as you grow in the future. CMI helps you to understand your options so you can feel confident in your choices.

For more than 20 years, CMI has been guiding clients from stressed out to self-assured. Rest easy knowing your business is registered, compliant, and on the path to success.

Turn confusion into clarity.

We make sure you're pointed in the right direction.

“Going in I had a business plan, but I knew literally nothing about the corporate side. I had no direction about what to do or what to file. It was a relief to meet with CMI and get help with all the steps I need to follow.”

Get your business started on the right track
Building your business roadmap

What to expect from the New Business Assessment

The decisions you make when starting your business can come back to haunt you later. When you don’t understand all your options, you might choose a path which makes it difficult to get started without stress, leaves you open to liability, or costs you more not only in taxes but in time, energy and resources.

Corporate Minutes, Inc. helps you map out a smooth startup journey that saves money and avoids obstacles.


First, we’ll assess your vision and chart a course to get you from where you are to where you want to go.

Next, we’ll outfit you for your journey and guide you through the various paths you need to take and requirements you need to meet. CMI is your link to the various agencies with which you need to register and works with your other professional advisors to make sure every angle is covered.


Finally, we track the progress of your filings, teaching you about the process and choices you have along the way.

Sometimes the process may take a detour. CMI can help you answer questions specific to your business.​

  • Starting a New Business
    THANK YOU for the advice and ideas you offered when I was starting my new business. Making sure I was working with the right people, at the right time, was key in my ability to transition out of my corporate job into business ownership. You took the time listen to my plan and offer additional things to think about after seeking advice from my Attorney and Accountant. Having Corporate Minutes, Inc. in my corner tracking my renewals is also an invaluable service - Thank you!
  • Registered Agent Services – No Missed Deadlines
    One of the most commonly unmet requirements is keeping R/A information current with the state. This will result in missed filings, and possibly DISSOLUTION of your legal entity — Why take that risk?!?! - MICHAEL
  • Accountants, CPAs and Financial Services Firms!"
    CPAs, Accountants and Financial Service firms have found a service organization that provides the level of personalized service and client communication they can trust! - BRUCE J.
  • Loan Processing Made Easy
    Applying for or renewing a business loan is something that should be as easy as 1-2-3! However, missed details can cause a hiccup and delay the process. Having everything in its place and ready to produce when needed is a wonderful thing! “We went to verify our client was in Good Standing, with the State who showed he had not filed and was “not in good standing”. Unfortunately my client assumed his accountant or attorney had handled this. Realizing we needed this done immediately, I thought of Corporate Minutes, Inc. I was so impressed…you were able to rectify the situation and, by the time I returned from lunch, I had proof my client’s issue was resolved. We were able to process his loan request and my customer was very pleased! I will continue to recommend you and your firm to my associates and clients.
  • Business Certification – It’s in the Details!
    Getting your Women/ Minority-Owned Certification Application approved is not a Quick N’ Easy process. It can go very smoothly however with proper documentation and planning. Without the help of Corporate Minutes, Inc., it is unlikely we would have been able to obtain our WBE Certification. We worked for two years inaccurately completing the application, gathering incorrect information and struggling to meet the various deadlines. Continuing on our own would have disqualified us altogether. Only with the help of Corporate Minutes, Inc. were we able to understand the nuances and submit information in a thorough and timely fashion. This is what truly allowed us to earn the WBE. Corporate Minutes, Inc. has been an invaluable resource to our corporation.
  • Compliance with Peace of Mind
    Why bother TRYING to keep up with the deadlines of ALL the states in which you operate? Outsourcing the responsibility to a highly dependable and knowledgeable firm can make all the difference — especially in your bottom line!
  • Operate your business without frustration
    Startnig a new business can be a confusing and frustrating experience IF you don’t hire the right people to take care of all the details! Corporate Minutes, Inc. pointed me in the right direction so I could work with a professional for each area of my business.
  • From Finish!
    Being aware of all the “gotchas” is almost impossible when running a business. It can be even more involved when trying to properly maintain your corporate records and then having to find what you need when you need it - Don't try and do it on your own!
Get started on your business roadmap today
Get clear answers from an knowledgeable advisor

When you have a question about your health, you ask a doctor. When you have a question about your car, you ask a mechanic.

When you have a question about starting a new business, ask Corporate Minutes.

Your neighbor, family member, or best friend might have an opinion on how you should start your business. But do they really know? CMI’s advice is the most comprehensive and up to date you will find, based on more than two decades of specializing in guiding business owners through the process.  You get clear explanations, step-by-step guidance and a reliable network of resources of other professionals to help to achieve your business goals.

None of the other resources you’ve considered can give you everything CMI has to offer:

  • Expert guidance through your startup journey

  • Help you understand there are different corporate structures

  • An overview of the steps needed to establish your business

  • Guidance to get the most from your relationships with your bank, accountant, and attorney

  • Reminders of due dates and deadlines

  • Explanation of government applications

  • Help in applying for and renewing licenses

  • Assist with business-owned certifications

  • Maintenance of your corporate records so documents are ready when you need them

  • Registered agent services

  • Strategies for future growth

Get answers from an expert now
Compass Pointing North

End the stress and confusion of establishing your business. CMI sets you up for success from the very start.

Available Services

Thinking about Starting a Business?

Put your business on the right track from the very start.

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Annual Compliance Programs

Take the stress out of managing your corporate compliance.

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Business Management Consulting

Get a neutral, third-party perspective from an expert with decades of experience.

Record Organization, Retention & Delivery

Keep your corporate records up to date, organized, and easy to access. 


Business Licensing

Get the licenses you need but not until you need them and then keep them up to date and active.

Business Certification

Take your business to new heights with a business certification.  We not only first confirm your eligibility but then guide you through and handle the entire application process. Learn More


Registered Agent Services

Your registered agent is the link between your business and the government; work with CMI to make sure nothing falls through the cracks.


Contractor’s Licenses

Get the licenses you need and keep them up to date and active in every state you do business.


Growth Strategies and Road Mapping

Put your business in a position to reach new heights and plan the steps you need to get there.

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