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All Business Entities Are Not Created Equal: Finding the Perfect One for You
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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.
March 26, 2014 in Money
How Incorporating in Delaware or Nevada Can Hurt You

How Incorporating in Delaware or Nevada Can Hurt You

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Before you think of incorporating your startup in a "tax haven" state, here is what young entrepreneurs need to know.
May 7, 2013 in Tax Center
Incorporating Your Business

Incorporating Your Business

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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.
February 11, 2013 in Choosing a Business Structure
How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

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A look at the pros and cons you should consider before deciding on a business structure.
November 27, 2012 in Choosing a Business Structure
Video: 3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for YouPlay Video

3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for You (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman on when entrepreneurs should steer clear of this business entity.
November 15, 2012 in Choosing a Business Structure
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

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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.
June 18, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

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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.
August 31, 2011 in Legal Basics For Startups
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 6. Name Your Business

Two Weeks to Startup: Day 6. Name Your Business

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How to decide what you call your company. Plus, choosing a business structure.
February 14, 2011 in Naming Your Business
Business Structure Basics

Business Structure Basics

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With this basic guide, you'll be able to select the structure that suits your business best.
September 23, 2010 in Choosing a Business Structure
The Skinny on Sole Proprietorships

The Skinny on Sole Proprietorships

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Protect yourself from the IRS and make your patchwork projects a real business.
March 15, 2010 in Choosing a Business Structure
Test Your Structural Integrity

Test Your Structural Integrity

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

The Basics of Business Structure

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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

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Doing some research on the front end can save you a load of money.
December 23, 2008 in Choosing a Business Structure

ABCs of LLCs

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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.
September 22, 2006 in 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

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.

Time to Incorporate?

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Then you may want to hire an incorporation service. Find out what to look for here.
March 18, 2002 in Choosing a Business Structure

S Corporations Vs. LLCs

The pros and cons of each business form
April 23, 2001 in Choosing a Business Structure
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.
March 19, 2001 in Choosing a Business Structure

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