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I’m Forming a Real Estate Investment Company – Are There Special Considerations?

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Want to start a real estate investment business? Ramon M. Gonzalez, Esq. discusses what to consider when choosing a business structure, including tax consequences, timing, and more. Did you know we have a whole library of videos, including more tips from attorneys? Check out all our legal videos. Every Monday, we post a video from […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

April 11th, 2011 at 6:26 am

How Do I Choose the Correct Business Structure?

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You know you’re ready to start a business. But you’re not sure if you need an LLC, a DBA, or a corporation. Michael H. Cohen, Esq. gives some tips on how to choose the right structure for your business. We have a whole library of videos, including more incorporation info from attorneys. Check out all […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

March 14th, 2011 at 6:48 am

Is a DBA Required with an LLC or Corporation?

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Do you need a DBA and an LLC or incorporation? Michael H. Cohen, Esq. clarifies why a DBA usually isn’t necessary for an incorporation or LLC. We have a whole library of videos, including more business and startup info from attorneys. Check out all our legal videos. Every Monday, we post a video from our […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 7th, 2011 at 7:15 am

What Is the Best State to Incorporate In?

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Many people choose to incorporate in Delaware or Nevada, but Michael H. Cohen, Esq. recommends that you incorporate in the state in which you are doing business. Find out why. We have a whole library of videos, including more incorporation info from attorneys. Check out all our legal videos. Every Monday, we post a video […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

January 3rd, 2011 at 7:30 am

4 Critical Differences Between Large Companies and Small Ones

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This post originally appeared on THEsmallCOMPANYBLOG. Over the last three years writing about small companies, many of my friends, colleagues and fellow bloggers have questioned my decision to draw such a hard distinction between small companies and their larger counterparts. I regularly receive emails like “Is working for a small company really that different?” and […]

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Written by Eric Rudolf

November 17th, 2010 at 7:33 am

Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 11/12/2010

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This week’s small business roundup offers help in choosing accounting software, a reminder of the importance of tax considerations for start-ups, advice on financing your business without a bank, a cautionary tale to parents thinking of investing in their children’s businesses, and a checklist of areas you should examine in your business — and how […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

November 12th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

The Most Alarming Trend in Small Business

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This post originally appeared on THEsmallCOMPANYBLOG. As regular visitors to my blog know, I typically don’t give lectures or tell small company owners what to do.  Most of my articles are written under the assumption that a) good or bad, adults can make their own decisions, and b) small business people will almost always do […]

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Written by Eric Rudolf

November 10th, 2010 at 7:46 am

Incorporation vs. Sole Proprietorship – What Are the Advantages?

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Should your business be a corporation or a sole proprietorship? What advantages does incorporation have over a DBA? Attorney Michael H. Cohen walks you through limited liability and other differences between corporations and sole proprietorships so you can choose what’s best for you. Want more business law videos? Check out all our legal videos. Every […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

November 8th, 2010 at 6:42 am

50+ Social Media Tips for Small Businesses

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Small biz guru and author Ja-Nae Duane wants to help you start your business! Just retweet this article with hashtag #bizwith100 for a chance to win a signed copy of Ja-Nae’s book How to Start Your Business with $100. (See below for full details.) Many small businesses are discovering the benefits of social media.  I […]

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Written by Ja-Naé Duane

November 4th, 2010 at 7:22 am

How Do You Transform an Idea into a Business?

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We have a whole library of videos, including more tips from attorneys. Check out all our legal videos. Every Monday, we post a video from our Lawyer in 60 Seconds or Less series. Attorneys discuss legal questions on small business, trademark, copyright, estate planning, and more. Subscribe to our RSS feed to make sure you […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

November 1st, 2010 at 6:45 am