Starting Your Business

In our Starting your Business articles section, learn more about LLCs, incorporations, and other business formations. Once you choose a business structure, we have expert tips for getting your business off to the right start.

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Ready to take the leap into entrepreneurship? Make sure you master this checklist first. more...

With the dark days of economic collapse and turmoil in the rear-view mirror, this annual snapshot into our entrepreneurial behavior has enough evidence to support signs of a steady, modest recovery. more...

There are a lot of ways to fund your startup business, and all of them require savvy planning and careful execution. Here’s easy-to-understand, practical advice on the daunting task of determining the value your business before approaching potential investors. more...

You’ve filed the articles of organization, but defining the way your LLC will operate has just begun. An operating agreement defines how your business will function and operate, and there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all.” Here are four key questions to consider when establishing the details of this key document.  more...