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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.

Partnership 101

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

Taxing Matters

Mixing two business structures could be confusing.

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.
S Corporation Basics

S Corporation Basics

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

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.

Incorporating Your Business

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

Going It Alone

If you're flying solo, this form of business may be the best way to go.
January 22, 2003 in 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.
January 6, 2003 in Choosing a Business Structure

Time to Incorporate?

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

Starting a U.S. Business

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

S Corporations Vs. LLCs

The pros and cons of each business form

The Basics of Incorporating

The paperwork-and costs-involved with registering a company
Choose Your 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.

Howdy, Partner

Don't buddy up without a partnership agreement.

Incorporating Your Business

First things first: Know where you're doing business.
February 26, 2001 in Choosing a Business Structure

Crafting a Shareholder's Agreement

Protect yourself and your fledgling business with this crucial contract.
January 15, 2001 in Choosing a Business Structure

Form Follows Function

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

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.

Corporate Office

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