Startup Savant

TRUiC's startup destination simplifying entrepreneurship through founder interviews, tools, and guides.

Learn How to Start a Business

Whether you're forming an LLC or starting a corporation, our simple, step-by-step guides will help bring your business idea to life!

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How to Start a Business

Thinking about launching a company but not sure where to begin? Our guide on how to start a business walks you through everything you need to know to make your entrepreneurial goals come true.

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How to Form an LLC

An LLC is the easiest way to protect your personal assets and grow your business. Learn how to start your own LLC with our state-specific guides.

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How to Form a Nonprofit

Nonprofits are tax-exempt organizations that focus on furthering social causes rather than earning profits. In our guides, we show you how to form your own 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in your state.

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How to Form a Corporation

Perhaps the most recognized business structure, corporations have similar legal rights to individuals and are owned by shareholders. With our state formation guides, you can form your own corporation.

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How to File a DBA

Also known as a trade name or assumed name, a DBA is a name that your business can operate under that isn’t its legal entity name. Our state-by-state guides can show you how to file a DBA for most types of business structures.

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How to Search for a Business Name

Before you register a business name, you will need to complete a business name search with your state to see if your name is available.

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Checklist for Starting an LLC

This LLC startup checklist will help you stay organized and get your business off the ground with ease.

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How to Choose a Registered Agent

When choosing a registered agent, you can act as your own agent, select another individual, or hire a professional. We'll give you the information you need to make the best choice for your small business or startup.

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Service Reviews

There are many high-quality and affordable third-party services that can help to simplify your entrepreneurial journey.

We’ve researched and reviewed the best entrepreneurial services, including online business formation services, financial resources, business planning and branding tools, registered agent services, and more!

The Top 8 LLC Formation and Incorporation Services

Forming an LLC or corporation? We’ve reviewed and ranked the best business formation services that will handle the paperwork and save you time and money.

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6 Best DBA Filing Services of 2023

If you need to file a DBA (Doing Business As) online, these are the industry’s top options to help you through the overall process.

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The 7 Best Registered Agent Services in 2023

Most states require a registered agent to accept legal documents on behalf of your business. Check out the best registered agent services to help your company stay compliant with the law.

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The 7 Best Banks for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Ready to open up a business bank account? Read our guide to determine the bank that is best suited for your company.

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The Best Website Builders for Small Businesses in 2023

Quickly learn about the 5 best business website builders in 2023 and see which one is right to bring your business idea to life.

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Find the best business phone service for your startup.

The 6 Best Business Phone Service For Startups

Looking for reliable business phone service for your company, but aren’t sure which service is best for you? We gathered the top 6 phone services available.

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The Startup Savant Podcast

The Startup Savant podcast features a variety of insightful and empowering interviews with entrepreneurs who are currently making waves within their industries. Listen to the latest episode below!

Featured Podcast Episodes

Tony Tran, founder of Lumanu.

The Fintech Startup Getting Creators Paid: Tony Tran of Lumanu

Tony Tran joins Startup Savant to talk about his startup Lumanu and how it is revolutionizing payments for the creators economy. 

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Pivot founder, David Utley, M.D.

Pivot: The Tech-Driven Solution to Quitting Tobacco with David S. Utley, M.D.

David Utley, M.D., founder and CEO of Pivot, joins the podcast to discuss how his startup is increasing tobacco cessation using tech.

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Jaideep Singh, founder of FlyFin.

FlyFin's AI Tax Revolution With Jaideep Singh

Jaideep Singh, founder of FlyFin, joins the podcast to discuss how his startup is changing tax filing for creators through the power of AI.

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Josh Cliffords, founder of FreeWater.

Is the Future Free? With Josh Cliffords of FreeWater

Josh Cliffords, founder of FreeWater, joins the Startup Savant podcast to discuss his freemium DTC model and winning TikTok strategy.

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Visit the Startup Savant YouTube Channel

Find real-world founder success stories, startup advice and tips, and startup highlights (broken down by industry) on the Startup Savant YouTube channel!

Women in Business

The Ultimate Online Guide to Business Resources for Women

Explore our useful online guides for women in business, articles on money and finance, networking events, and productivity tips to help you become a successful businesswoman in the entrepreneurial and corporate world.

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Become a Certified Woman-Owned Business

For women, obtaining special certification for their business can help them discover professional opportunities and gain access to a variety of resources. Our guides can help female entrepreneurs become certified in each state.

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Featured Women in Business Articles

Resources for the Women-Owned Business Certification Application Process

Going about the certification process for a woman-owned business can be tricky. If you’re a female entrepreneur in search of answers, we’ve gathered a list of resources to help you get started.

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Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

The WBENC is a resource hub for female entrepreneurs as well as a certification organization. Read on to learn more about the WBENC, their programs, and their process for becoming a certified woman-owned business.

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