Legal Basics For Startups
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.
Mixing two business structures could be confusing.
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.
This type of corporation can be great for small businesses because it eliminates the double taxation of standard corporations.
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.
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.
When choosing a name for your new company, keep these tips in mind to help you find one that will work now--and in the future.
Create the perfect name for your company with these six steps.
Sometimes, divvying up everything equally in a business isn't in everyone's best interests.
Understand the elements of a great name before you commit to one.
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.
3 important things to consider before you start your e-business
Entrepreneurs under the age of 18 have special legal issues to consider.
Every business needs a good attorney--so here's how to find one just for you.
I've got the knowledge and experience. Do I really need a piece of paper?
Little-known legal tips to help you start your business hassle-free
The second in a three-part series on dealing with the new professionals in your business life
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?
Someone just registered a domain that's awfully similar to your business name. Are they cybersquatting?
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.