Legal Basics For Startups

Protecting Personal Finances From Business Creditors
Choosing a Business Structure

Protecting Personal Finances From Business Creditors

When it comes to protecting your money, preparation is the best defense.
The Skinny on Sole Proprietorships
Choosing a Business Structure

The Skinny on Sole Proprietorships

Protect yourself from the IRS and make your patchwork projects a real business.
Choosing a Business Structure

The New Double Bottom Line

The L3C designation is helping entrepreneurs start for-profit businesses with non-profit souls.
Scott McDaniel & Christian Vaneh, Co-Founders, Survey Gizmo
Naming Your Business

Scott McDaniel & Christian Vaneh, Co-Founders, Survey Gizmo

Scott McDaniel and Christian Vaneh, Co-Founders, Survey Gizmo, talk about the inspiration for the company and its name.
Test Your Structural Integrity
Choosing a Business Structure

Test Your Structural Integrity

Why your business structure could be eating away at your company's bottom line
The Basics of Business Structure
Choosing a Business Structure

The Basics of Business Structure

Sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs and corporations--learn the differences and which one fits your company best.
Top 5 Mistakes in Forming Your Corporation
Choosing a Business Structure

Top 5 Mistakes in Forming Your Corporation

Doing some research on the front end can save you a load of money.
What's in a Name? Everything
Naming Your Business

What's in a Name? Everything

Good company monikers suggest rather than describe; great ones have the flexibility to survive unforeseen changes or expansion.
Choosing a Business Structure

ABCs of LLCs

Tax ramifications of forming an LLC
Choosing a Business Structure

Putting Inc. To Paper

How to incorporate? Follow these steps.
Choosing a Business Structure

Limited Liability Company

Hybrid entity brings together some of the best features of partnerships and corporations.
Choosing a Business Structure

Choosing a Business Structure

Learn what to take into consideration when deciding among corporations, LLCs, sole proprietorships, partnerships and other structures.
Starting a Business--and Not a Legal Battle
Legal Basics For Startups

Starting a Business--and Not a Legal Battle

How to quit your job, compete with your old boss and not get sued in the process
Choosing a Business Structure

Business Partnerships for Entrepreneurial Women

When it comes to establishing and maintaining an effective partnership, it helps to factor in success, failure and life.
Naming Your Business

Changing Your Business Name

Before you undertake a serious decision like changing your business name, consider these four factors.
Legal Basics For Startups

Writing a Basic Vendor Contract

Protect your business with a strong contract.
Choosing a Business Structure

Choosing the Right Business Structure

LLC or S corporation? We'll help you figure out the differences.
Naming Your Business

How to Name Your Business

What's in a business name? Plenty. Not only must your name reflect your brand and be memorable, there are also a host of legal issues to consider. Here's how to choose a name that'll best suit your business.
Choosing a Business Structure

The Legal and Tax Implications of Nonprofit Corporations

If you decide to classify your business as a nonprofit, make sure you understand the legal and tax consequences.
How to Hire an Attorney
Legal Basics For Startups

How to Hire an Attorney

Hiring a good lawyer is crucial to any successful business. Here's everything you need to know about finding, interviewing and hiring the very best.
Naming Your Business

Protecting Your Business Name

Think you have a clever name for your business? Good! But you also need to make sure that name isn't being used by someone else--and that you protect it once you're sure it's yours to keep.
Choosing a Business Structure

Secretary of State and Commerce Websites

Ready to incorporation? Find the information you need at one of the following sites.
Legal Basics For Startups

Answers to Your Startup Legal Questions

Don't let red tape boggle your mind. Here's how to handle some common legal dilemmas.
Legal Basics For Startups

Can Non-Residents Own Businesses in the U.S.?

This legal expert offers a breakdown of the immigration laws every non-resident entrepeneurial wannabe should know.
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.
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