Once we decided on company name and registration process. We filed the articles of incorporation with Secretary of States – here is the reference website
Once we received our registration confirmation – we needed to get an EIN number so we can open a bank account on the company’s name. So we filed the EIN Individual Request – Online Application. Here is the reference website,
Once we filled the application we were able to get the EIN approval by mail within a few days, which contained our EIN number and instructions on how and when to file the taxes.
At this point we were ready to open the back account. You can shop around for that, different banks offer different benefits and negotiation is always an option. Here is the reference website,
PS: Our articles of incorporation was returned once because we had forgotten to put the address in, so make sure to fill in the information accurately. We also requested a copy of registration – it is an additional fee but we wanted a copy.
You can always consult a CPA or a lawyer to help you with this process.