Starting a Business

Set your business on the right path. Get help understanding your options and how you can set yourself up for continued success.

How to start a nonprofit

Starting a successful nonprofit requires a clear mission, doing your research, and preparing a solid business plan.

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Trademark and patent scams: What to watch out for

You may be dealing with potential intellectual property scammers that can drain your wallet with promises that are too good to be true.

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How to size up the competition

Every business has both direct and indirect competitors—knowing who they are and what they're up to give you a real competitive advantage. Size them…

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What is an S corp. and is it right for me?

Find out how S corp. status can eliminate corporate double taxation or minimize LLC self-employment taxes.

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Can I form an LLC while employed or working at another job?

If an LLC, or Limited Liability Company, seems like the ideal vehicle for your side business, you may be wondering if you can form an LLC while…

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Turning obstacles into opportunities for growth

Marcela Arrieta has built a thriving business on her conviction and her willingness to meet every challenge with an open heart.

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Do I even need an LLC?

Although many small businesses are limited liability companies (LLCs), some founders may not actually need LLC protections. See if that includes you.

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Six ways to get great business advice for free

Good business advice can save your small business, and it doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Here are six free or low-cost ways to get top-notch…

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How to get a federal tax ID: Apply online in 5 simple steps

Are you ready to start or grow your business? If your answer is yes, use this guide to learn how to get a federal tax ID, when to use it, and how.

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5 things entrepreneurs don't have the time to do

There are various types of software on the market to assist small business owners looking to save some time

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