Learn more about the different ways to incorporate a business.
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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.
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.
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.
To discover the entrepreneurial opportunity perfectly suited for you, you must identify current trends and match them to your personal/business experience.
An overview of the two simplest forms of business organization: sole proprietorships and partnerships, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of making one of these selections for your business.
'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.
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 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' 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' covers the types of research that should be done and the kinds of questions that should be answered when investigating a franchising opportunity.
A nonprofit corporation allows for all the formalities and protections of a corporation, minus the profit motive and tax issues.
Corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) are legal entities governed by state law. You form these entities by filing articles of organization that met the state's requirements and by paying fees to the appropriate state agencies. These documents describe the entity, identify its owners and provide for a registered agent.
Establishing your company's image and reputation on the world wide web begins with a crucial first step--picking the right URL.
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.
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.
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.
You need to follow the IRS rules carefully if you want your organization to be tax-exempt.
A special hybrid type of entity, the S corporation elects to have a different tax treatment than its traditional C corporation cousins.
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.