The Various Ways to Legally Form a Business

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There are several different ways to form a business, whether it’s as an LLC, corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship. Here’s what you need to know about each option in order to determine which one will best suit your needs and your business goals. [include the following points]

Sole Proprietorship


A sole proprietorship is the most basic type of business formation and usually the easiest to set up. This type of business is owned and operated by one person, who is also responsible for all debts and liabilities incurred by the business.

While there are some advantages to being a sole proprietor, such as complete control over the business, there are also some disadvantages, such as being personally liable for all debts incurred by the business.

Limited Liability Company (LLC)


An LLC is a business structure that can combine the pass-through taxation of a sole proprietorship or partnership with the limited liability of a corporation. This makes it an attractive choice for small businesses and startups. To form an LLC, you must file articles of organization with your state and pay a filing fee.

You will also need to create an operating agreement, which outlines the ownership and management structure of your LLC. Finally, you will need to obtain any necessary licenses and permits.

S Corporation


The S corporation is a business formation that allows small businesses to avoid double taxation. To qualify as an S corporation, the business must meet certain requirements set forth by the IRS. The biggest advantage of an S corporation is that it can help save on taxes.

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