Thinking of owning your own business? Opening your own business is exciting and thrilling. It's everything that comes after the excitement and thrill has worn off that dictates whether a small business will make it or not. It's up to you to maintain and stretch out the "thrill and excitement" period forever.  

Which business structure is right for me?
  • Personal liability protection
  • Can spread profits between the owners and the corporation to lower the effective tax rate
  • Formal meetings and record-keeping required
  • Same liability protection as a corporation
  • No corporate tax, profits passed directly to owners
  • Fewer corporate formalities required
  • Not a formal business structure
  • Required to legally conduct business under a trade name
  • Minimal maintenance required

Other Business Structures
New Business Set Ups
  • Open Corporations
  • Register Fictitious Names
  • Articles of Incorporation
    • Corp. Name (unique)
    • Board Members
    • Register Agent
    • Incorporator(s)
  • Sales and use tax number
  • State Unemployment number
  • Corporate Book
    • Sample of Board Minutes
    • Corporate Seal
    • Stocks Certificates
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • S-Corporation Status
Maintain Your Business
Keep your company in good standing.
  • Uniform Business Report
  • Board minutes
  • Initial Reports
  • Amendments to articles of incorporation
  • Stocks Certificate Issuance