ENTITY START UP CHECKLIST PRESENTED BY

MIRAGE GLOBAL START UP CHECKLIST

We understand as to how challenging starting a new entity could be for you as an entrepreneur. To assist new businesses we have created a series of checklist to guide you through the process and make your start up process simple. This checklist can also be used by mature businesses to realize their potential and ensure that they are covering all bases. Mirage Global can assist you with various items within this checklist or can get to you to one of their affiliate firms in providing quality, efficient service at competitive pricing. For details contact sales@mirageglobal.com We have divided the checklist in various categories for effectiveness of entity start up and ease of understanding for entrepreneurs.

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ENTITY INCORPORATION GENERAL FINANCIAL PLAN START-UP EXPENSES BUDGET MONTHLY OPERATING EXPENSES PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS AGREEMENTS PLANS CORPORATE COMPLIANCE AND GOVERNANCE MODELS COMPANY PROCESSES MARKETING OFFICE SPACE CHECKLIST EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST INSURANCE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICE AND PRODUCT

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ENTITY INCORPORATION               Select Entity Type (C Corp, S Corp, LLC, LLP, LP, etc.) Select State for Incorporation Select Legal Name for your business Select Legal Address / Registered Address for your Business File Articles of Incorporation / Organization with Secretary of State File Employer Identification Number (EIN) with IRS Get State IDs (if required) Get DOL# (if hiring employees) Open Bank Account Order Corporate Kit / Legal Seal / Certificates, etc. Prepare Bylaws / Operating Agreement File Form 8832 with IRS (if applicable for treating entity differently for tax purposes) Get Required Business Licenses Register with Dun & Bradstreet (if needed)

GENERAL           Prepare Organization Chart with Roles & Responsibility Create a Vision Statement for your Organization Create your Corporate Mission Statement Order Business Phone / Online Fax Register your company domain (if planning to have a website) Create Basic Email addresses such as sales@yourcompany.com Create Company Logo Create Business Cards Order Basic Stationary Create Marketing Brochures / Catalogs

FINANCIAL PLAN  Prepare Start-Up Capital Requirements  Prepare Working Capital Requirements (next 6 months expenses preferred)  Create Financial Cash Forecast for next 1 year on monthly basis
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 Create Financial Forecast for next 3 years on annual basis  Create Accounts Receivable Strategy  Create Reminder for important deadlines such as Quarterly Estimated Taxes, Annual Taxes, Payroll Taxes (if applicable), Business License Renewal, Franchise Taxes (if applicable), etc.  Open Business Credit Card / Apply for Line of Credit  Determine if you need Venture Capital Funds / SBA Loans / Bank Financing

START UP EXPENSES BUDGET               Office Furniture Computers Printer / Copier / Fax / Scanner Office Software Business Phone Line Installation Fee Telephone Office Supplies Stationary Business Cards Printing (Marketing Materials / Brochures) Website Setup Costs (design, domain name, etc.) Business License / Fees Professional Consulting (Management Consulting, Lawyers, Accountants, etc.) Other Expenses

MONTHLY OPERATING EXPENSE        
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Salaries Benefits Rent (or portion of mortgage) Office Supplies Telephone Internet Service Postage & Courier Travelling Expense (including mileage)
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Insurance Costs Membership Dues Printing Materials Marketing Expenses Web Hosting Magazine Subscription / Professional Literature Training and Conferences Legal and Accounting Services Banking Expenses Entertainment Taxes Other

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS        CONSULTING FIRM – MIRAGE GLOBAL CPA / ACCOUNTING FIRM LEGAL / ATTORNEY FIRM MARKETING / PR FIRM BANKING FIRM INSURANCE FIRM HUMAN RESOURCE FIRM / RECRUITERS

AGREEMENTS          Employee Agreement Contractor Agreement Advisory Group Agreement (if applicable) Teaming / Reseller Agreement Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Non Compete Agreement Non Circumvent Agreement Master Service / Service Agreement License Agreement (if applicable)
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Arbitration Agreement (Integrity Agreement) Accounts Receivable Security Agreement Buy-Sell Agreement Partnership Agreement

PLANS      Business Plan Marketing Plan Financial Plan Operational Plan Employee Stock Option Plan

CORPORATE COMPLIANCE AND GOVERNANCE           Select Board of Directors Select Advisory Board Create List of Officers Certificate of Resolution (Issuance of 1244 Stock) by Board of Directors Share Allocation Certificate of Share ownership for Buy/Sell Notice of Corporate Shareholder Meeting Minutes of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Directors Receipt for Shares of Stock Resignation of Directors / Officers

MODELS     Business Model Operational Model Revenue Model Pricing Model

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COMPANY PROCESSES             Select Document Management System Select Accounting / Payroll System Select Time Tracking for Employees Select Time & Billing Application Select Customer Relationship Management Application Set up Outlook or other Email Application Set up Email Policies and Processes Set up Telephone Policies and Processes Select Benefit Package for Employees Create Process for Employee Review Set up Online or Outlook Calendar Define other internal and external process (as needed by your business)

MARKETING      Review and Edit Marketing Plan on as needed basis Select External Marketing / PR firm (if needed) Create Marketing Materials such as brochures / catalogs Review and Update Website regularly Attend and use Trade Shows and General Group Meetings for branding

OFFICE SPACE CHECKLIST        Client convenience Commute Safety in neighborhood / district Enough Light in the Parking Area Enough Parking Space for Growth Affordability

EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST  Federal and State Employment Posters in Break Area
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 Bookcases for Reference Material
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INSURANCE     Personal / Professional Liability Errors & Omissions Directors & Officers Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY             Create Information Technology Policy Set up Network (peer to peer, hybrid, etc.) Set up proper Security Settings / Firewall Set up Router / Internet Set up Email / Exchange Server Create User Policies Website Creation and Hosting Create Staff Email Ids Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Website Administration and management Load needed applications Use of PDAs / Blackberry

SERVICE AND PRODUCT  Define your Service / Product  Define your target market  Do SWOT Analysis

Please note that the contents of this list may not cover all the required checklist points for your business. This list is also subject to change without notice. For questions please contact Mirage Global at sales@mirageglobal.com or call us at +1 (678) 648-7036. You can also visit www.mirageglobal.com for more information.

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