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  • Boomers Are in Business: What You Need to Know About Entrepreneurship After 50

    Are you considering starting a business after 50? Here are some growing industries (and regulatory matters to consider) before diving into modern entrepreneurship.

  • 4 Steps For How to Start a Successful Food Truck Business

    Food truck businesses are the fastest growing segment of the food industry. Check out these 4 tips on how to enter this new business opportunity and succeed.

  • Two Reasons to Adopt an LLC Operating Agreement

    Adopting an LLC Operating Agreement, rather than relying on state's default provisions, ensures that the business operates the way the members want and protect their interests should the state's default law provisions change.

  • Starting a Corporation

    The corporate form of ownership can be more complicated to start and can require more tax compliance responsibilities, but all shareholders are protected from liability. In addition, there are tax planning options and strategies available to a corporation that may not be available with other organizational forms.

  • Picking Just the Right New Business

    To discover the entrepreneurial opportunity perfectly suited for you, you must identify current trends and match them to your personal/business experience.

  • Learn About Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships

    'Business Forms: Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships' gives an overview of the two simplest forms of business organization--sole proprietorships and partnerships--and the advantages and disadvantages of making one of these selections for your business.

  • How To Get Out of a Non-Compete Agreement

    'How to Get Out of a Non-Compete Agreement' describes some of the ways a person can break or void a non-compete agreement with a former employer when starting a new business, if you're planning on entering the same line of work.

  • Learn the Pros and Cons of LLCs

    LLCs are one of the most popular forms of business because the LLC combines the state law protections of a corporation with the tax simplicity of a partnership or a sole proprietorship.

  • Is Franchising Right for You?

    'Is Franchising Right for You?' is a personal account of franchise ownership from one of the nation's most successful franchisees, including a discussion of what to expect and what it takes to be a franchisee.

  • Drawing a Bead on Success

    'Drawing a Bead on Success' relates the story and the lessons learned by one would-be entrepreneur when he recognized a business opportunity, started a new company, adjusted to the growing pains and eventually made the operation a success.

  • How to Choose a Franchise

    'How to Choose a Franchise' covers the types of research that should be done and the kinds of questions that should be answered when investigating a franchising opportunity.

  • Starting a Nonprofit Corporation

    A nonprofit corporation allows for all the formalities and protections of a corporation, minus the profit motive and tax issues.

  • Creating Your Internet Presence: Domain Names

    Establishing your company's image and reputation on the world wide web begins with a crucial first step--picking the right URL.

  • Naming Your Startup Business

    The name of your business often forms the first impression for a customer. If you choose to transact business under a name different from your personal name or the name used on the company's articles of formation, you'll need to file a DBA document.

  • Selecting a Registered Agent for Your Business

    If a company is going to establish itself as a formal entity, it will need a full-time registered agent who is authorized to receive legal papers on behalf of the entity.

  • Doing Business Out-of-State: Foreign Qualification

    If a company is going to do business outside of its state of formation, then it must register to do so. This process is known as foreign qualification. It is usually straightforward, but nearly always requires filing documents and paying fees.

  • Starting a Tax-Exempt Organization

    You need to follow the IRS rules carefully if you want your organization to be tax-exempt.

  • Starting an S Corporation

    A special hybrid type of entity, the S corporation elects to have a different tax treatment than its traditional C corporation cousins.

  • Starting a Limited Liability Partnership

    A limited liability partnership is a unique option for professionals in certain states, but the protection that it offers to the partners varies from state to state.

  • Starting a Limited Liability Company

    A limited liability company is valuable for the protections and simplicity it offers its owners. It is a flexible form of ownership that can also be useful for tax planning.

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