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.
Starting a Business
Jessica Alba just wanted a better, nontoxic product to bathe her baby. Today, her company is worth more than $1.7 billion.
You have formed a limited liability company. What should you do now?
Selling a Business
Incredible opportunity, both personal and professional, can come from a sale. But you've also got to be prepared for what lies ahead.
One gives you protection in your state only; the other gives protection in all 50.
The independent status of those behind the wheel raises a sticky issue.
Family-run companies need structure and careful planning. Your relationships and success depend on it.
The deadline is quickly approaching for existing companies to claim S corporation tax treatment.
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.
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