Unused LLCs and Corps

Why do you keep forming LLCs, partnerships or any kind of corporation when you’re not really ready to do business? Then, you have these legal...

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...

Is It Time to Look at Your Business Structure?

Another tax time has come and gone. If you’re self-employed operating as a sole proprietor, tax time can be yet another reminder that you haven’t addressed your business structure yet. Maybe you started your business as a side project, and a sole proprietorship made sense. But is it best for your needs now?

What’s in a Name? 7 Things to Consider When Naming Your Brand

Shakespeare was right to question – what’s in a name? As it turns out, a name can represent a lot about an entity. Choosing the right...

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...

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....

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...

7 Plan Elements That Separate Businesses from Hobbies

Unless you are a serial entrepreneur with a string of successes behind you, you need a business plan to convince investors that you can...

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.

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...

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