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...

5 Partner-Specific Areas to Cover in a Written Partnership Agreement

When you first get your startup off the ground with a partner, it’s easy to feel like you’ll be in it together for the...

Doing Business in Another State: Foreign Qualification

To be successful and generate a profit in today’s business world, many business owners are finding that it is important to conduct business outside...

The Top States for Low and No Corporate Income Tax

There are a number of considerations that a business owner may take into account when deciding upon the best state in which to incorporate....

3 Common Pitfalls of Your Trademark Application

Protecting the name of your business is a vital step toward franchising. It also has other important business implications. Think of it as the...

4 Ways to Prevent Someone from Stealing Your Startup Idea

Steve Blank, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur-turned-professor with over two decades of experience, has over the course of his career founded or worked within eight different startups....

3 Reasons Non-Disclosure Agreements Aren’t All Bad

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) are the Lex Luthor of business contracts—controversial, seemingly self-serving, revered by their supporters and lambasted by their detractors, and it’s the...

How to Grow Your Small Operation into a Full-Blown Business

My partner Jeff and I started our business in 2007, operating essentially as two freelancers under one umbrella company. Jeff was a freelance website...

LLC or Corporation: What’s Better?

Many entrepreneurs just starting a business or considering changing their current business’ structure come to us wondering: What’s the difference between an LLC and Corporation?...

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