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Patent protection for small business

Patent Protection for Small Business

This is part 2 of a 2 part series providing an overview of how small business owners should protect their intellectual property. You can find part 1 here: Trademarks, Servicemarks … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Management
Trademark, servicemark and copyright small business

Trademarks, Servicemarks and Copyrights for Small Business

This is part 1 of a 2 part series providing an overview of how small business owners should protect their intellectual property.¬†You can find part 2 here: Patent Protection for … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Management
LLC- Member Managed vs Manager Managed

LLC: Member-Managed Or Manager-Managed?

Can Too Many LLC Cooks Spoil the Broth? When you fill out the paperwork required to form a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC), you have two management options: Member-managed Manager-managed Whether … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC
LLC liability liitations

What Does “Limited Liability” Really Mean for LLCs?

Forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) has definite advantages for many sole proprietorships and partnerships. But, the word, limited is there for a reason. It is not the same as … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC
Common Business Contracts

Business Contracts 101

During the flurry of activity of starting your business, you may not realize the full extent of agreements that control virtually every aspect of your operations. Once you recognize that … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Management
LLC S Corp Tax Election

LLCs Might Reap Financial Savings by Filing Taxes as S-Corporations

You may have already formed your business as an LLC. Or, you might be considering forming an LLC because it helps you and any partners avoid potential personal legal liability … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Get an EIN / Set Up the Books / Small Business Tax Tips
best places to start a business

SBE Council Ranks 2012 Best and Worst States for Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Pack your iPads and your enthusiasm, all you entrepreneurs–it’s time to head to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Why South Dakota? It’s ranked as the #1 state to start a business … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Create a Business Budget / Form an LLC

Types of Business Structures

For the majority of small enterprises, business owners will want to incorporate under an LLC structure (offering you a mix of limited liability with favorable tax treatment). However, an LLC … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Austin Technology Incubator / Form an LLC / Get an EIN / Hub of Human Innovation / Management

What is a DBA and Do You Need One?

Having trouble naming your business? Confused by how to incorporate and which type of business entity to choose? We cover the best courses of action in our Startup Guide, but … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Get an EIN / Name Your Business
Partnerhips

Sole Proprietorships vs. Single-Member LLCs: Which is better?

As we explained in How to Form an LLC, choosing an LLC as your business entity is the recommended choice for most business owners because it blends the benefits of … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Get an EIN

Incorporating Your Business – What Are The Options?

For the majority of small enterprises, business owners will want to incorporate under an LLC structure (offering you a mix of limited liability with favorable tax treatment) as ChooseWhat.com recommends. … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC