Starting a business? Whether you are just getting started or have outgrown your original tax structure, there are many business entities to choose from, with pros and cons for each one. Which type is best for your business depends on what products or services you offer, how much money you earn, whether or not you own the business alone, how many employees you have, what risk or liability you are willing to absorb, and other factors. Here are some common business entity choices and a few of the advantages and disadvantages of each.
What would you do if one of your company’s owners passed away, retired, or otherwise ceased to be an owner? Do you have a documented leadership succession plan or an outlined procedure for legal, financial, and practical actions? Over 70% of businesses would answer that with a “no.” If your company is one of them, your LLC could be headed for chaos.
What is a solopreneur, and what kind of business can a solopreneur form or develop? The term “solopreneur” is often used interchangeably with "entrepreneur," "freelancer," "self-employed" or "small business owner,” perhaps since all of them will likely have to pay self-employment taxes and file 1099 forms. While any of these terms may be simultaneously valid for your business, there are distinctions between them.