Starting Your Small Business

Dreaming about a business of your own?

You'll need more than a business bank account to get going. You'll want to create a plan for how to pay bills during the initial launch, and plan for legal and accounting needs too. Our Small Business Basics Guide offers tips and tools to help businesses like yours stay on track.

Be sure of your next step with this checklist:

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Set-up essentials for a successful new business:

  • Open a Small Business Checking Account

    Move your company forward with the right business checking solution. Find the right business checking account for you.

  • Sign up for Online Cash Manager

    Manage all your company's accounts anytime — in real time — with help from SunTrust Online Cash Manager.

  • Open a Business Advantage Money Market Account

    Be ready for the expected and unexpected by setting aside funds in a reserve account.

Open a Small Business Account Online.

Find the right account for the way you work.

Take a step toward financial confidence.

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Small Business Resource Center

  • Contain Business Cash Surprises

    Too often small business owners let cash fluctuations and shortfalls disrupt their business’s operations and put their personal finances at risk. Business cash reserves put owners ahead cash surprises.

  • Speed the Flow of Cash into Your Business

    Small businesses say cash flow is vital, yet many are slow to bill and collect from customers. They miss out on cash to grow, pay bills or build reserves that protect business and owner finances.

  • Payment Strategies to Maximize Cash

    Cash shortfalls and fluctuations leave owners scrambling to keep the business running without dipping into personal finances. Stretching payables frees up the cash owners need to get through a cash crunch.

  • Ingenuity Drives Growth

    Without a spark of ingenuity and a bold strategy that turns ideas into actions, many small businesses can’t gain the competitive advantage they need to overcome growth pressures and succeed.

  • Is Now the Time to Buy Your Commercial Space?

    SunTrust provides advice on determining whether you’re ready to buy your own commercial space.

  • Contact

  • Support

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      800.786.8787 (800.SUNTRUST)

       

      Online Cash Manager, PC Banking and Bill Pay
      800.382.3232

       

      TDD (Telephone Device for the Deaf)
      800.854.8965

       

      Report Checking Account Fraud
      800.447.8994 Option 1 - Option 3

       

      Lost or Stolen Card
      800.786.8787 Option 5

       

      Directory Assistance
      800.786.8787 Option 7 - Option 5

       

      International Toll Free
      800.ST.TRAVEL (800.7887.2835)

       

      Please note that Federal Regulation E outlines the rules and procedures for electronic funds transfers (EFTs) for consumers. The protections and deadlines included in Regulation E do not apply to business accounts. Regulation E only establishes rights, liabilities, and responsibilities for consumer transactions on consumer accounts.

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      Write Us
      Mail your questions, comments, or suggestions to (No deposits or payments accepted at this address):
      SunTrust Bank
      GA-Atlanta-0795
      P.O. Box 4418
      Atlanta, GA 30302-4418

       

      Bank by Mail
      You may mail checking, savings, or money market deposits to (Be sure to include a deposit slip or your name and account number. Do not send currency via U.S. mail):
      SunTrust Bank, Special Handling
      VA-RIC-9292
      P.O. Box 27572
      Richmond, VA 23261-7572

       

      Consumer Home Equity Line & Access 3 payment address
      SunTrust Bank
      P. O. Box 791274
      Baltimore MD 21279-1274

       

      All other lines of Credit Payments
      SunTrust Bank
      P. O. Box 79282
      Baltimore MD 21279-0282

       

      Consumer Loan Payments
      SunTrust Bank
      P.O. Box 791144
      Baltimore, MD 21279-1144

       

       

  • Wires

       

      For more details about Wire Transfers with SunTrust, call 800.947.3786

       

      SunTrust Incoming wire instructions:

       

      • For Domestic incoming wire use Routing ABA: 061000104
      • For International incoming wire use SWIFT/BIC: SNTRUS3A
      • Beneficiary account number: SunTrust full account number
      • Beneficiary name: The name as it appears on the SunTrust account

      SunTrust Incoming wire instructions are also available by calling 800.947.3786 - option 1