Choosing a Business Structure
This corporate status allows you to operate less formally, but the restrictions on corporate shares may prove to be a burden.
You can create a partnership based on an oral agreement, but it's much smarter to put it in writing.
This type of corporation can be great for small businesses because it eliminates the double taxation of standard corporations.
This hybrid entity brings together some of the best features of partnerships and corporations, and is a great choice for entrepreneurs who want to move beyond the sole proprietorship.
Mixing two business structures could be confusing.
Chances are, you're already running a sole proprietorship. Now, educate yourself on the pros and cons, the tax implications, and the legal liabilities to determine if you want to remain a sole proprietorship.
Is incorporation right for you? Find out with this comprehensive article on the ins and outs of forming a corporation.
If you're flying solo, this form of business may be the best way to go.
What's the best way to divvy up your company among partners? There's no easy answer.
Then you may want to hire an incorporation service. Find out what to look for here.
When you're not a U.S. citizen, how do you start a business in the United States?
The pros and cons of each business form
The paperwork-and costs-involved with registering a company
Sole proprietorship, corporation, LLC: Try them on for size to find out which legal structure will best suit your business.
Don't buddy up without a partnership agreement.
First things first: Know where you're doing business.
Protect yourself and your fledgling business with this crucial contract.
Not sure if you should incorporate? Our Start-Up Legal Expert weighs the pros and cons.
Trying to decide what the right legal form is for your start-up? Our Start-Up Legal Expert takes you through the steps of finding out.
Thinking about incorporating? Our Start-Up Legal Expert gives you a few reasons why you should.