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Business Formation, Trademarks and Copyrights, and More
Get the information you need to get your business going or to keep it going. Research details about the benefits of incorporating a business or forming an LLC. Find out how easy online filing can be for DBAs, Trademarks, Annual Reports, and much more.
View our learning more links to further aid in entity choice, and answer any questions you have about forming an LLC or filing a corporation.
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LLC vs Corporation
The difference between an LLC and a corporation can be complicated when looking at the fine details of both legal entities. These fine details can sometimes be the deciding factor in choosing to become an LLC or a corporation.Read More..
When Should I Incorporate?
Timing is important. Incorporating your business too late may open the door to unlimited liability. Incorporating too soon may result in paying unnecessary fees / taxes and filing reports which can take up time and money. Fortunately, certain factors may help in determining when to incorporate.Read More..
The Benefits of Incorporation
Choosing how a business is organized may be one of the most important decisions a business makes. Incorporation may be the wisest decision, but for some, it may be an unnecessary decision, and so each business should carefully assess the benefits (and challenges) of incorporation before moving forward.Read More..
A corporation conducting business in one state when incorporated in another is considered a foreign corporation and must qualify as a foreign corporation to legally do business in that state. States generally have a similar filing process to qualify (or register) as a foreign corporation, but some states may require a bit more.Read More..