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...

How Does a Business Adopt a “Fictitious Name” or DBA?

There are many reasons why a business may want a DBA. For sole proprietors and partnerships, the legal name of their business is their personal name. For those who do not want to use their personal name as their business name, a DBA may be of some value.

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.

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.

3 Most Annoying Things Small Business Founders Face

The moment when they decide to quit your 9-to-5 job and become your own boss is definitely one of the best in every business...

3 Ideas to Transform Your Work Space with a Small Budget

Creating a fresh and friendly work environment not only makes the work day more enjoyable, but it can also stimulate productivity. Adding a little personality to any office space can make a world of difference on how your business appears to both employees and customers.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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