Opening a business

How to open your company in São Paulo:

Plan your business I. Define the activity of your company
II. Choose the best neighborhood and the name of your company 
III. Define the legal form of your company
Analyze the feasibility I. Check if the business name is unpublished
II. Verify that you can perform the activity of your company at the chosen place
Create registrations I. Register your company nationally through a CNPJ number (federal register)
II. Register your company in the state of São Paulo through a NIRE number (state register) 
III. Register your company locally through a CCM number (municipal register)
Obtain permits I. Obtain your license to operate
II. Obtain other licenses (fire department, etc)