Business Start-Up

Legal Structure

    Is Sole Proprietorship Status Right for Your Home-Based Business?

    Give Close Consideration to Growth Rate and Liability Before Selecting the Easiest Type of Business Structure

    The day you start acting as a business, you become a sole proprietor. It’s that simple. And while fast growth and certain higher liability types of businesses might make you want to consider other legal structures for your company, some types of enterprises are suited for sole proprietorship in the near and long term. Here’s how to determine whether becoming a sole proprietorship is appropriate for your company, and how to go about doing it.

    Video: Business Structure, Licensing, and Other Legal Start-Up Issues

    Your business structure and other legal issues are important considerations in a home-baseed Start-Up. Part 3 in the Start-Up series.

    Naming Your Business

    What's in a Name? More than You Might Think!
    By Christopher J. Bachler

    "Why do big companies hire marketing consultants just to come up with the "right" business name? Because it really matters!

    Making a Mark for Your Home-Based Business

    By Carol Desmond
    What is a trademark? A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services produced or provided by one enterprise from those of other enterprises.

    What Structure is Best?

    Determine the Best Legal Business Structure for Your Business
    By Kurt English, Esq.

    As the owner of a sole proprietorship, you will have unlimited personal liability When you start a business, you should consider what type of structure you want.

     

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