Choosing a Business Structure

Choosing a Business Structure

What Is a "Close Corporation"?

This corporate status allows you to operate less formally, but the restrictions on corporate shares may prove to be a burden.
Choosing a Business Structure

Partnership 101

You can create a partnership based on an oral agreement, but it's much smarter to put it in writing.
Choosing a Business Structure

Taxing Matters

Mixing two business structures could be confusing.
S Corporation Basics
Choosing a Business Structure

S Corporation Basics

This type of corporation can be great for small businesses because it eliminates the double taxation of standard corporations.
Choosing a Business Structure

LLC Basics

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.
Choosing a Business Structure

The Basics of Sole Proprietorships

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.
Choosing a Business Structure

Incorporating Your Business

Is incorporation right for you? Find out with this comprehensive article on the ins and outs of forming a corporation.
Choosing a Business Structure

Going It Alone

If you're flying solo, this form of business may be the best way to go.
Choosing a Business Structure

Creating a Fair--and Successful--Partnership

What's the best way to divvy up your company among partners? There's no easy answer.
Choosing a Business Structure

Time to Incorporate?

Then you may want to hire an incorporation service. Find out what to look for here.
Choosing a Business Structure

Starting a U.S. Business

When you're not a U.S. citizen, how do you start a business in the United States?
Choosing a Business Structure

S Corporations Vs. LLCs

The pros and cons of each business form
Choosing a Business Structure

The Basics of Incorporating

The paperwork-and costs-involved with registering a company
Choose Your Business Structure
Choosing a Business Structure

Choose Your Business Structure

Sole proprietorship, corporation, LLC: Try them on for size to find out which legal structure will best suit your business.
Choosing a Business Structure

Howdy, Partner

Don't buddy up without a partnership agreement.
Choosing a Business Structure

Incorporating Your Business

First things first: Know where you're doing business.
Choosing a Business Structure

Crafting a Shareholder's Agreement

Protect yourself and your fledgling business with this crucial contract.
Choosing a Business Structure

Form Follows Function

Not sure if you should incorporate? Our Start-Up Legal Expert weighs the pros and cons.
Choosing a Business Structure

LLC 101

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.
Choosing a Business Structure

Corporate Office

Thinking about incorporating? Our Start-Up Legal Expert gives you a few reasons why you should.
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