Your business name carries a lot of weight; it’s an important part of your brand’s identity and it helps distinguish you from your competition. That makes it an asset well worth protecting, don’t you think? After working so hard to start and build your business, you certainly don’t need another company hijacking it or using a name that’s deceptively similar.
How Your LLC or Corporation Might Benefit From Tax Treatment as an S Corporation
If your business is registered as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) or a C Corporation, you have some flexibility in how your business income is taxed. With the option of filing IRS Form 2553 to get S Corporation tax treatment, you might be able to decrease the tax dollars you’re obligated to hand over to Uncle Sam.
Six Reasons New Business Owners Should Incorporate or Form an LLC
Among the many decisions you need to make as a new business owner, one is choosing the business structure for your company. You may think simple is better—especially when you’re feeling overwhelmed with all there is to do to launch your business. As someone who has started several businesses, I understand why traveling the least complicated path may look most…
How To Pick A Business Name For Your Startup
One of the first—and most important—decisions you’ll need to make as an entrepreneur is choosing a name for your business. As a distinguishing factor that sets you apart from your competitors, your business name can affect how potential customers perceive your startup. It can be an extremely valuable component in your branding efforts.
Thinking of Selling Your Business? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things First
Selling your business is a BIG deal. Having launched my first business right out of law school and deciding to sell it less than a decade later to an eager buyer, I know this well! Selling a business brings both excitement and uncertainty. Whether you’ve been approached by someone who has interest in purchasing your business or are considering looking…
Wrap Up The Year Right With This Small Business Legal & Financial Checklist
With the last few weeks of the year upon us, I imagine, like me, you’re in the midst of finalizing your gift shopping, planning your holiday menu, and RSVPing to party invitations. This time of year never offers a shortage of things to do and people to see. That’s what makes it so much fun…and so exhausting!
5 Signs It’s Time to Close Your Business (And How to Do it the Right Way)
You’ve put your time, blood, sweat, and tears into your business. You’ve had your good moments and some immensely challenging ones. Now, you find yourself wondering, “Is it still worth it?” We all become emotionally attached to our businesses. I understand why entrepreneurs don’t find it easy to admit when they might be better off without their companies. So, how…