To protect the small business you've worked so hard for, it's important that you go through the proper channels to obtain a federally registered trademark for your name.
The S-corporation is the most popular tax entity in the United States and the number of S-corps is increasing faster than any other type of entity. A for-profit, state-chartered corporation may elect S Corp status.
July 2014 marks the fifth year CorpNet.com has helped entrepreneurs start a business. To show their appreciation to the entrepreneurial community, CorpNet is launching a special offer all of July.
Many business owners think they are "too small" to incorporate. They wait until business picks up or they are ready to expand to tack on that legal structure. Here are some top reasons why you should consider incorporating now instead of waiting.
An S Corporation or S Corp is an eligible domestic corporation that has elected to be treated as an S Corporation for tax purposes. S Corporations avoid double taxation on corporate income.
Lots of business owners opt for the S Corp option because of the limited liability protection, the ability to raise money by selling shares, and to gain credibility.
Some business leaders are completely indifferent about whether they're making the world a better place. They only worry about the bottom line. But that's not you.
Shakespeare said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. However, some business names can be real stinkers. Therefore, if I may invoke a line from another famous production—Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade—choose wisely!
First things first – your startup needs a name! This may seem a silly and frivolous task, but it may be the most important decision you make. The name of your business has a tremendous impact on how customers and investors view you, and in today's small world, it's a world-wide decision.
Whenever you're starting a business, whether you'll be working from home or setting up a store on Main Street, there are a number of legal considerations to explore. The specific licensing requirements vary state by state, as well as by business type.