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As Texas has begun to reopen, Palmer Lehman Sandberg has adjusted accordingly.

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Start-up costs to consider

| Jan 11, 2021 | Business Formation |

A carefully crafted business plan is a great benefit to new business owners in Texas. One of the most important aspects of creating a great business plan is fully understanding the start-up costs involved.


The costs associated with starting a company begin long before the actual business formation. New business owners should ensure they conduct enough research to possess all the knowledge needed to excel in their industry before they open their doors.

Licenses and permits

The industry in which a new business owner operates determines the licenses and permits necessary for legal compliance. Some business owners will only need to meet basic licensing requirements, but others will also require industry-specific licensing.

Capital costs

Business owners will need an infusion of capital to fund their venture. Debt financing will become necessary in many cases. Loans are available to business owners through the SBA, banks and other financial institutions. However, these loans come with interest. Business owners need to plan for this cost.

Tech expenses

Tech expenses may include a company website, payroll software and information systems. These and other tech expenses cost companies whether they maintain these systems themselves or outsource them to other companies.

Supplies and equipment

New businesses will need to obtain the equipment and supplies they require for operations. Business owners must decide if they want to buy or lease these items.


A new business will have a hard time keeping the doors open if customers do not know it exists. Business owners must make sure the money is on hand to fund their advertisement and promotion efforts.

Starting a new business is an exciting endeavor that can include several complex issues. An attorney may prove useful at helping new business owners eliminate some of the stress involved with starting a new business.

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