I get nearly 1,000 emails per week from new entrepreneurs asking for advice in starting their new business. In this video, I’ll answer one of the most common questions I get.

This week’s question comes from Samson…
Hi Will,

I just found your blog and thank you so much for the how to sell on Amazon guides, but my main concern is getting my business set up. I don’t have a business license and I want to make sure that I have all my ducks in a row before I start with this model. Do I need to file for an LLC first and where do I obtain an importing license? I want to create a product in China and sell it in the US.

Thanks again from a retired vet in Virginia,
Watch the video to see my answer 🙂


Will Mitchell

Will Mitchell is a serial entrepreneur and Founder of StartupBros. You can learn more about him at the StartupBros About Page. If you have any questions or comments for him, just send an email or leave a comment!

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  • Paul Hartmann says:

    Hi Mitchell,
    Can we list products on Amazon for selling and dropship the product or item? Does Amazon allow that and how it will happen. I mean a visitor at Amazan will select an item make payment then what will happen? How I will get the buyer’s information to ship the product. I would appreciate your advice. Thank you.

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    I want to start my own designer clothing. Please advise on more information on manufacturing in China and selling in the UK

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    I love the intro song!

  • wlou says:

    Great information, thank you! I too, am one of those “get your ducks in a row” people. I intend to start selling on amazon this week.
    I would like to start with retail & online arbitrage then move on to wholesaling and private labeling.
    I would like to go ahead and get my LLC because I have read that in order to switch my seller account name to my business name Amazon can potentially freeze my sellers account while approving potentially losing $1,000’s in sales.
    If this is true, wouldn’t it be better to go ahead and put in the LLC name originally instead of using my own personal info to avoid this or am I getting some of the bad info that is out there?
    Thanks in advance!