Starting A Business

Starting a business involves more decisions than many entrepreneurs realize. For example, you'll need to decide how much liability and risk you want to take on as an owner, as well as how you hope your earnings and the earnings of the business will be treated under the tax code. These decisions can dictate whether you should operate as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, S-corporation, or C-corporation. In addition to choosing your business structure, you should also know the business laws and requirements in your area regarding licensing and the naming of your business. The articles in this topic will provide you with a helpful introductory guide to these issues, as well as detailed information on what you need to know to get your company off the ground.