CEO of CorpNet.com
As CEO of
CorpNet.com, a legal-document-preparation filing service, Nellie Akalp helps entrepreneurs incorporate their business, form a limited liability company, set up a sole proprietorship and comply with state filing requirements.
States differ widely in fees, taxes and, in the case of Delaware, their court systems.
It can be a hard decision to close up shop, but make sure you do it properly if it comes down to it.
Among the many decisions you need to make when launching a business is selecting a business structure. Here are a few pointers on the tax benefits of an LLC and corporation.
The saying, 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' just doesn't fly when dealing with trademarks.
Entrepreneurs are not paperwork-sorts of people but some things just have to be written down and signed.
Never fall into the trap of believing this is easy way to avoid paying taxes or taking personal responsibility for your actions.
While your company's pace is at a manageable hum, check for overlooked permitting issues and that all operations comply with regulations.
Registering your business in more than one state is a chore but much easier than dealing with the problems if you don't.
Although you should definitely seek legal status for your business, these 6 scenarios could cost you big.
Things don't always go as planned. The more you know ahead of time, the better you can prepare in order to minimize your risk.
Naming a Business
Your name is your brand, so it's important to protect it. Oh, and it's the law.
The March 17 deadline to take the S Corp election is nearly here. We explain who is eligible and how it might benefit you.
It can take hours, and hundreds of dollars in added fees, to try to figure out why your company has been placed in bad standing by the state. Here's how to avoid that.
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