Starting A Business

How to start a business

If you have made a decision to become your own boss by starting a new company, there are a lot of steps you have to take. The process can seem overwhelming so don’t hesitate to ask us for some friendly advice and guidance.

If you are planning to start a business in Washington State, below is a great road-map that will take you through each step.

CLICK HERE for a great guide on how to start a business in Washington.

Mistakes to avoid when starting a business

  • You don’t spend the necessary time researching all the necessary steps to start and running the business successfully including following legal guidelines:

    There are attorneys, accountants and other professionals that make it their job to help entrepreneurs start a business and stay in business. We strongly recommend hiring someone to help you with both. When you are ready to make sure your business is covered correctly, give us a call at 425-242-5252. Contrast to most other professionals, we provide guidance for free.

  • Not shopping around for the right insurance:

    You know that you should get some insurance but have no idea which kind? Some entrepreneurs depend on online forums or on advice from friends. We strongly encourage you to have a licensed agent give you the information and recommendations that you need to make a sound decision.

  • Signing a long-term lease

    Nobody can predict or guarantee success. Since more start-up businesses fail than succeed in the first few years, you don’t want to financially commit to long-term contracts that can cost you a fortune. While it might be tough to avoid a long-term lease if you need retail space, there are plenty of options for short-term leases. Give us a call today and we can let you know if any of our network of clients have space available.

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The great thing about an independent insurance brokerage like the DOK Insurance Agency is that we can offer insurance policies from literally hundreds of insurance companies and still be your advocate to each one of them.

We are an independent insurance brokerage that offers a wide variety of services.

We have seen and gone through a lot of changes since we opened our doors in 2008, but one thing hasn’t changed: We are a family owned business that not only care about our clients but also about the communities that we live in.


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