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How to start a business? I want to open a shoe store.

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How to start a business? I want to open a shoe store.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

That is a fairly complicated question, but here some basic steps.

1. You need to decide what type of company you will create, a corporation, a partnership with other partners, an limited liability company.

2. Once you decide, you would file for a certificate of formation in your state through your secretary of state's office.

3. Once you have that you would also apply for a tax ID number through the IRS.

4. After that, you identify locations, and get agreements in place with shoe distributors.

I am keeping it fairly broad, but if you have specific questions, let me know. What state are you in?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Pa and how do i go about getting the distributors?
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

You would contact whichever brand of shoes you wish to Sell. Here is a good resource. http://www.pasbdc.org/resources/start-up/business-checklist

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

If you have any additional questions let us know. Otherwise can you rate the answer?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok great
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

Good luck.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My boss cut my hours is he aloud to do that is there anything that I can do about it?
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately they can do that as long as they are not discriminating against you or retaliating against you. If you could accept and rate the answer I would appreciate it. We do not get credit for assistance until you do.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But what if their are people there who have been calling off and making mistakes at work but nothing has happened to them but I get my hours cut for no reason
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But yes I will rate
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

Thay does sound suspicious. Do you feel you are being discriminated or retaliated against?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do because those people are white
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

We can do a phone call if you like for an additional charge?

Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

You may have a claim then. You need to discuss this with an experienced employment law attorney to help pursue a possible claim.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

Ok for a phone call?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
O no I can't afford that ok to speak with an employment attorney
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

Ok. Please rate so I can close it out. If you contact your city or state bar association they can refer you to a good employment law attorney.

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