Overview
Corporations

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
 Non-Profits
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
Publications
 
Resources