California Business
Start-Up Steps

BY BIG FISH EMPLOYER SERVICES




Your Human Resources, HCM & Payroll Experts



 

HOW YOU GET STARTED


Establish your business as a corporation with both the IRS and the State of California.
It is a sequential process that must be completed in the order below.





1. Your Federal ID


If you are unsure what type of corporate entity to establish your business under, consult your CPA.
If you need a CPA, Big Fish can make a referral for you. It is very important that you select the correct entity for your business (i.e. there is a BIG difference between setting up a S Corporation and a LLC). IRS FEIN registration:

Federal Registration

2. State Registration


Once you have your FEIN, register your business with the California Secretary of State

CA State Registration

3. CREATE EDD ACCOUNT


Once registered with the Secretary of State you must create a User Name and Password on the State of California EDD E-Services. You will receive an email confirmation and you must confirm your account before proceeding to step 4.

EDD E-Services

4. Register New (DE1) Account


Once confirmed with an E-Services account, login again using your new User Name and Password and select the option to “Register a New Account (DE1)”

Congratulations, you are now established as a business in the State of California! Now all you have to do is call Big Fish and we will get you started on Human Resources, HCM & payroll!

LET US HELP YOUR BUSINESS.




Big Fish will get your people paid... but we don't stop there.
We'll get you answers and assistance in areas of compliance. As your Human Resources, HCM, & Payroll expert we provide you with access to relevant tools that streamline your processes as an employer, giving you peace of mind. Plus, when you call us, you'll talk to humans that answer the phone-every time you call.