Running More Than One Business? How to Set Up Multiple Business Ventures

If you're running multiple business projects, you've probably been stumped on what's the best way to structure all these ventures. Should you form one corporation to cover them all? Should you form an LLC for each one?

Starting a Business? 3 Documents You Never Thought You Needed

While starting a business is an exciting endeavor, it does consist of some unexciting elements, like properly filing the required legal documents. Although it’s...

5 Steps to Startup Compliance

The last thing a small business owner needs is problems with a government agency. There are three kinds of rules and regulations that businesses must follow.

Separating the “Business Entity” from the “Business Owner”

If you want to do business using a business name, as opposed to your personal legal name, then you’ll need to file a DBA. This article discusses the purposes of a DBA, and how their use might differ if your business is a sole proprietorship, LLC, or corporation.

DBA vs. LLC: Which is Best for Your Small Business?

You’ll come across inevitable steps when forging your path to entrepreneurship – formulating an idea, writing a business plan, obtaining funds, etc. But one...

Types of Business Entities

Selecting a business entity is one of the most important decisions you will make when you start your business. Each of the options you have will have their own strengths and weaknesses, and this guide will prepare you to make the right decision.

Business Licenses 101

Starting a business involves a great deal of filling out and filing the appropriate paperwork to get up and running. A lot of it is fun to work on—picking a business name, logo, color scheme and location—but there's also plenty of legal work that new small business owners need to think about.

Your Startup May Need a Surety Bond

Many new, first-time business owners don’t know about surety bonds until they find out they are required to have them—usually as part of the...

What Does It Mean to “Qualify as a Foreign Corporation”?

If your business conducts business in one state but is officially incorporated in another, then it is considered a foreign corporation. This article details the steps you must take to qualify as a foreign corporation in order to legally do business in that state.

Sole Proprietorship: Is the Risk Worth It?

If you are considering starting a business, the simplest and least expensive form of business is a sole proprietorship. A sole proprietorship is a...

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