Founder of JacobZivanDesign.com, and Angel (coming soon). Licensed (6, 63, CO Insurance) Business Banker for 7 years, Technology Consultant for 4 years.
How do businesses get started? Where do I register? How can I file taxes properly? How do I structure? Bank or Credit Union? What free services are offered to help my new business gain momentum and legitimacy? Web presence and technology. Logos. Credit and lending.
What does a website say about a business... about YOUR business? How do you develop a sleek and easy to use site that functions well, and most importantly, draws business? What does it cost? How can you save $$? Does my site need an SSL Certificate? What about Hosting or Domain names and competition?
How do you get a business number without the cost? Cloud storage and sharing for free? I can't afford that software... I need to make a logo but can't afford it... I need a web presence but know nothing about websites...
I've been a business banker with one of the largest banks in the US for 7 years. Yes it is possible with the proper paperwork filed. You'd be hard pressed to create an account for a foreign business remotely however. Unless of course there were sizable balances that would prompt a private banker to meet with you. All of that depends on what your business does, where it will do business, and to what degree.
There are work arounds of course, but that depends on the structure of the business and your network. I'd be happy to discuss your options and how best to proceed.
As a business banker for the last 7 years with one of the largest US Banks, I can tell you that it's a matter of semantics and/or liability. There are a few ways to operate an LLC. Sole Member Managed, Multi-Member Managed, and Manager Managed. Depending on how you operate, you could use a Social Security # as a tax ID or you may need to have an EIN. The operations also have an impact on how you may file taxes. All of those are considerations in opening a business/personal savings account. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out!
With my experience in iOS and mobile application development I can tell you that it is absolutely possible. With a quick search I found that Google has documentation on exactly how to create an application for the Google Smart Home platform:
Before implementing a GSH app, other steps need to be taken. Some method of collecting the workout data and storing it, like an iWatch or fitbit application that syncs with a mobile app or website. After the data is collected it needs to be retrieved from Google Home and read back to the user. So the data must be easily accessible from anywhere. There are a lot of services available to store the data and securing it, and most of them have a nominal cost. Fortunately Google offers something called Firebase that starts off FREE and tiers based on usage. So you could implement a simple application that stores data and test it with absolutely no cost. The first step is deciding to what scale the application should be created. A simple idea is often only the tip of the iceberg. In the process of development one often discovers that there is far more involved in creating an application that 1. ) draws users & 2. ) makes $$. I'd be happy to discuss some of your options and be a bouncing board for your ideas. Let me know if I can be of service!!