One of the copies of your Fictitious Business Name Filing is for you to give to your bank. You’ll want to open an account specifically for your business. Doing your taxes is much more logical when you keep your personal and business expenses separate. Choose a smaller local bank where you can develop a relationship with the business banking officer.
Business cards are a must, but the kind of business card will depend on the business that you have. If you are promoting quality, your cards should scream quality. If your business touts a cost-saving service or product, then your card should not be embossed and shine with foil stamping (about $1 per card).