Business Formation

There's more than one way to set up a business officially. Learn the differences between business types so you can pick the one that's right for you.

What Is an EIN and Does Your Business Need One?

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is relatively easy to obtain and a useful—sometimes mandatory—tool when starting a new business or…

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What Is a Certificate of Good Standing?

You don't always need to have a certificate of good standing, but this document helps to establish your company as a legitimate venture and legally…

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How to Add a DBA to an LLC

If you have formed an LLC but wish to conduct its business under a different name, you will need to formally register that name as a DBA, which is…

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What Is "Inc" In a Company Name?

The word "incorporated" indicates that a business entity is a corporation.

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Can I Change My LLC to an S Corporation?

Changing your LLC to an S corporation may save you money on taxes. Find out why some businesses make the switch, what's involved, and whether your…

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Which State Should You File Your LLC In?

In almost every situation, you'll want to form your LLC in your home state, but there are a few rare exceptions to the rule.

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Smart Business Ideas for a Stressed-Out World

The time has never been better to start a business that will help people cope with the stress in their lives. Here are a few ideas to get your wheels…

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13 Retirement Business Ideas

Retirees have experience to draw upon and wisdom to share. Starting a business in retirement lets you generate a side income with flexible hours and…

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Is a Partner in an LLC an Employee?

A partner in an LLC is generally not considered an employee, but members can be employees through an employment agreement that lists them as…

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How to Start an LLC in Georgia

Check out this handy guide to set up an LLC in Georgia.

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