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4 Steps to Earning an MBA-in-a-Day in Your Own Company

4 Steps to Earning an MBA-in-a-Day in Your Own Company

You've paid your tuition in sweat to learn what you know about your company, your market and your industry. Applying that knowledge doesn't require a detour to grad school.
Has De-emphasizing Job Titles Empowered Zappos Workers?

Has De-emphasizing Job Titles Empowered Zappos Workers?

By the end of this year, internal job titles will mean nothing at the billion-dollar startup. Has this shift strengthened Tony Hsieh's e-commerce empire?
How to Ship Documents for Your Import/Export Business

How to Ship Documents for Your Import/Export Business

As an importer or exporter, you need to know how each link in the shipping chain functions. Here's the lowdown on what all those terms on the shipping forms mean.
Why You Should Integrate a Family Trust with Your Business

Why You Should Integrate a Family Trust with Your Business

Utilizing a Revocable Living Trust can be an affordable way to ensure your business passes effectively to your family or loved ones upon your death.
Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break and Check Out This Infographic.

Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break and Check Out This Infographic.

Here's why you should be taking regular breaks at work.
Beware of These 10 Franchise Ownership Myths

Beware of These 10 Franchise Ownership Myths

What to consider when weighing a decision to become a franchisee.
All Business Entities Are Not Created Equal: Finding the Perfect One for You

All Business Entities Are Not Created Equal: Finding the Perfect One for You

With tax season in full swing, now is the perfect time to being planning next year and figuring out if you want to change your business structure to help reduce taxes.
How Incorporating in Delaware or Nevada Can Hurt You

How Incorporating in Delaware or Nevada Can Hurt You

Before you think of incorporating your startup in a "tax haven" state, here is what young entrepreneurs need to know.
Incorporating Your Business

Incorporating Your Business

When starting your business, it's worth taking the time to think through which legal structure will be best for you and your business. Here is some guidance on the basics.
How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

A look at the pros and cons you should consider before deciding on a business structure.
3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for You

3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for You

Attorney Nina Kaufman on when entrepreneurs should steer clear of this business entity.
Why  Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Like Method View B Corp as a Badge of Honor

Why Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Like Method View B Corp as a Badge of Honor

Three entrepreneurs, among the first to certify their businesses as B Corps, share how it has affected their companies and offer advice on the process.
Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

When starting a business, details can get lost in the excitement of a new venture. Here are the top legal mistakes unwittingly made by new business owners -- and how to avoid them.
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 6. Name Your Business

Two Weeks to Startup: Day 6. Name Your Business

How to decide what you call your company. Plus, choosing a business structure.
Business Structure Basics

Business Structure Basics

With this basic guide, you'll be able to select the structure that suits your business best.
The Skinny on Sole Proprietorships

The Skinny on Sole Proprietorships

Protect yourself from the IRS and make your patchwork projects a real business.
Test Your Structural Integrity

Test Your Structural Integrity

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

Top 5 Mistakes in Forming Your Corporation

Doing some research on the front end can save you a load of money.

ABCs of LLCs

Tax ramifications of forming an LLC

Choosing a Business Structure

Learn what to take into consideration when deciding among corporations, LLCs, sole proprietorships, partnerships and other structures.

Choosing the Right Business Structure

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

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.

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