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BuildMyBiz® Startup services

Get up and running with smart BuildMyBiz® startup solutions from Paychex

Starting a business requires more than a brilliant idea and an airtight business plan — it requires moxie. A lot of it. After all, it’s probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make.

At Paychex, we get that. We understand and respect the risks you’re taking by opening your own business. We also know what it takes to succeed — we work closely with thousands of successful businesses every day. With Paychex beside you, you’ll have the startup services and software you need to help you succeed.

Virtual CFO

Biz2Credit’s enhanced BizAnalyzer – Virtual CFO – helps you track the financial health of your business from a single dashboard. Access this free tool any time from any device to check important metrics, use the scorecard to measure creditworthiness, and get free tips for improvement. Plus, your data is safely encrypted and stored.

Entity Choice Wizard

In order to help new business owners understand legal business entities, this MyCorporation tool helps answer the question: “What type of business entity should I form?” Just answer a few simple questions about your business, and the Entity Choice Wizard will show you what type of entity best suits your business.

Start-Up Guide: Plan Your Business

Learn how to create a business plan that can help you succeed, including selecting a business type, preparing a business pitch, and preparing a formal plan.

Plan your startup business

Start-Up Guide: Fund Your Business

Discover what information is important, and what you should seek out, to start your business on a fiscally sound footing. Learn about topics such as credit history, loans, venture capital, and lending risk.

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Start-Up Guide: Incorporating Your Business

A sole proprietorship may not be the best solution for your business. Learn why incorporating your business may make sense for you, the benefits and pitfalls of popular business types, questions to ask when choosing where to incorporate, and how to start the process.

Paychex blue guide startup incorporate your business

Start-Up Guide: Market Your Business

If you're not effectively marketing your business online, you're missing a potentially lucrative opportunity. In this guide, you'll see how you can get more from your online marketing efforts, with information on topics such as how to get your brand online, social media, marketing planning, and the importance of metrics.

how to market your business

Start-Up Guide: Hiring Your First Employee

Refer to this guide for details on the key steps to hiring and paying your first employees, such as job postings, new-hire reporting, employee classifications, overtime rates, and tax deposits and returns.