How to Protect Your Business Idea While You Build the Business

How to protect your business idea while you build your startup. I’ve been kind of hard-line in this space on the value of ideas. I’ve...

Translating Your Hobby into a Business Breakthrough

To my surprise and delight, I recently found motivation in unexpected ways. I’m someone who has always really enjoyed looking at other people’s gardens. I...

Are You Ready for a Business Partner?

It can be tricky to figure out when is a good time to take on a business partner. Just the idea of bringing on...

Business Entity Selection and Tax Consequences of Converting

For this post, Brandon Rains, founder of the Rains Laws Firm and an expert on business formation, espouses his observations about business structure changes...

New Biz Whiz: 4 Keys to a Successful Business Startup

A successful startup begins and ends with the leadership at the helm. There are common traits and practices that have proven to be instrumental...

Small Biz Interviews: Reaching for the Sky

Krissy Jones and Chloe Kernaghan opened a Sky Ting, a yoga studio in Chinatown, just over a year ago. Lifelong dancers, they both got into...

How to Choose a Name for Your Business (That You Won’t Regret)

One of the most important choices you’ll make as a business owner is choosing a name for your business. Your name is the face...

When is a Corporation Not a Corporation?

Most taxpayers are aware that an organization must submit papers to a state official, usually the Secretary of State in order to obtain a...

Which Business Entity Type is Right for My Small Business?

Should I opt for an LLC? Or would an S corporation suit my needs better? What about the C corporation? These questions are asked so...

Registering & Filing: Choosing Which States to File In

The temptation to go national out of the gate when launching a new franchise will be strong. If you haven’t filed in a registration...

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