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All things Sole Proprietor and Partnerships

Imagine: you have surpassed gifting your homemade jewelry to friends and family and have bravely decided to take your talents to Etsy. As an individual starting your own business, there are many…


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Steps to starting a business – part II: ancillary considerations

In part I of “Steps to starting a business,” we covered the five essential steps to establishing your business, including your Federal Employer Identification Number, state formation documents,…


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Steps to starting a business – part I: the essentials

So you want to start a business… Maybe you have a big idea, have thought about or are in the process of creating your own company. It can be overwhelming to map out how to bring your idea to life or…


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Entity types: which option is best for my business?

The first decision most entrepreneurs face when starting a business is to choose its structure or entity. Entity choice is a critical decision, as it has far-reaching legal and tax consequences. At…