Startup Basics

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.
Startup Basics

Get Financially Fit

Improve your business's health with this advice for managing your business's financial information.
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.
Startup Basics

Profit-Increasing Strategies

Five ways to increase your sales and grow your business
Startup Basics

Get Yourself an Entrepreneurial Education

Many entrepreneurs choose to start out on their own. But another choice is to obtain a degree in entrepreneurship--and take advantage of the vast array of biz resources universities offer.
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.
Startup Basics

It's Who You Know

If you really know how to work your connections, a successful startup is less than 6 degrees away.
Location

Thriving In A Bad Location

Make your business succeed in a location where others have failed.
Startup Basics

10 Things to Look Out for When Buying a Business

If you're thinking about purchasing a business for sale, this legal expert tells you what you need to be wary of to protect your investment.
Startup Basics

Seven Keys to Growing Your Business

Increase your sales with these 7 principles every successful business should follow.
Startup Basics

Proven Strategies for Increasing Profits

Improve your sales with these tips for creating a successful product or service.
Startup Basics

An Essential Guide to Increasing Profits

The definitions and strategies used by successful entrepreneurs to gain control of their business's revenue
How to Buy a Business
Startup Basics

How to Buy a Business

Starting from scratch isn't the only way to get started. Buying an existing business can help you hit the ground running. Here's what you need to know to find a great deal.
Startup Basics

The Importance of Market Testing

From your initial inception of an idea to the prototype and pricing stages, continually testing the market can ensure your product's success
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.
Startup Basics

Taking Vets

Special programs are fighting for veterans starting businesses.
Startup Basics

Countdown to Startup

Not sure where to begin your startup efforts? This 12-step process will help you be up and running before you know it.
Startup Basics

The Role of the Entrepreneur

By understanding your place in the economy, you can better position yourself for success.
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.
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.
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.
Startup Basics

Develop the Habits to Win in Business

Mastering these 7 areas will have your company on the road to success.
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.
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