Jen: This is the PKF Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Jen Lemanski, this week’s guest host, and I’m back here with Chip Schweiger, one of our audit directors at the firm. Chip welcome back to the Playbook.
Chip: Thanks Jen, good to be here.
Jen: Houston is an international city; we’ve got a lot of businesses coming in, setting up shop here. What do you recommend somebody do when they get here?
Chip: I give folks three pieces of advice:
- One, get a PEO or a payroll function in place right away. You’ve got to pay your employees and it’s a lot more complicated than just writing a check. There’s withholding, there’s quarterly filing statements and so it’s important to get a professional involved.
- Secondly, get a good attorney and help get the articles of incorporation set up and get the organization set up to do business in Houston and in Texas.
- And three, probably most importantly, get a good accountant to help you out, someone like PKF Texas; we can help you with taxes, we can help you with attest services and really help you get off to a good start with your business.
Jen: That’s great, in fact we have a whole program called the International Healthy Start Program so we’d love to help out people with that. Thanks so much for being here.
Jen: Turn learn more about how we can help your international business visit PKFTexas.com/internationaldesk. And this has been another Thought Leader Production brought to you by the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook