Hello everyone, I'm interested in starting my own llc to start selling items on ebay. With hopes of eventually moving off ebay to avoid posting fees and what not. I have been researching and lot of the resources are confusing and nolo is a little confusing to a Marine with no business experience, but I do have the dedication and motivation to make it work. I have a lot of questions to clarify before I go full force. I understand I have to register my business with my Secretary of state office. What if the business name is taken but used in a different type of business? How do I find out what names are taken? What are every single paper work I would need to be successful? Is there an annual fee for all the licenses I would need? I was thinking about legalzoom but I read its a lot more cost efficient to do everything on my own. If i named myself as the registered agent would type of legal documents would i need to ensure i don't run Into any legal issues like being sued. Since I'm not going to rent an office space should I register my business under my house address or a PO Box? How does Tax work if I am the sole proprietor? From what I've read I file it with my normal taxes. What happens if I do not make any money from the business in the year? Would I still have to pay for having the business open? From what I've read we have to submit our earnings every quarter what exactly does that entail? I heard I can obtain a EIN for free is that true? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated, Things I might need or advice on successfully running a business. Thank you and sorry for do many questions.