Owner: Alpine Apparel, Ocoee Creative, White Oak Hammocks. Digital Product Marketing Manager: Steep Digital
There are a lot of factors that you should consider, but here are a few that I would go through in order to make my decision. I moved my LLC from TN to CO a couple of years ago.
- Do your existing customers do business with your NM company for reasons beyond the fact that it's an NM company? Hopefully, you've developed a customer base that does business with you because of the quality you provide in your product/service, so the location of your business shouldn't matter to those customers. Your best/loyal customers should have no issue following you wherever you decide to locate your business.
- Can the NM company have the same success in other states? For example, is the company identity and success based on the fact that it is an NM company and markets to NM residents? If so, have you considered selling that corp and focussing on a CO biz?
- Do both companies offer the same product/service? If yes, then there isn't much reason to have two companies. You should consolidate to a single entity in CO.
- From a management standpoint, having all of your business operations within a single state/nexus certainly simplifies things.
- If your CO startup just exploded with success and you were faced with choosing the CO biz or the NM biz, which one would you choose? If your answer is CO, then I would move everything to CO.
My final thought is that your branding and identity shouldn't be based on your location alone. Your "brand" is how your customers describe your business to their friends. That has more to do with how you do business instead of where you do business.
If you're building your startup with "Colorado" as part of your business name and identity, then you should probably consider moving all operations to CO, or at least starting a CO LLC for your startup and place it outside of the NM umbrella.
Of course, consult with your lawyer and accountant for the legal and tax implications of your options.