Millions of companies have incorporated, benefiting from this highly effective method for protecting owners' assets and avoiding liabilities. However, the risks are substantial for those who won't do it right and neglect to regularly address corporate maintenance as protection from liability. This must-have resource offers practical tips and proven advice on the do's and don'ts (as well as the forms and tools) or corporate operations and maintenance. Our experts help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating in your state, based on corporate laws and tax structure.
Packed with information, this guide: * Outlines the pros, cons, and uses of different business structures, including corporations and S corporations, sole proprietorships, LLCs, and partnerships * Details the 13 steps to self-incorporation, breaking down a complex and intimidating process into a series of small, simple tasks * Provides contact information and summaries of the incorporation laws in 50 states and Washington, DC, including requirements and costs for filing * Includes 25+ corporate documents that can be easily downloaded and customized * Details the 6 most important liability protection rules * Includes a glossary defining complex legal terms in easy-to-understand language
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press