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Starting a Business



Starting a Business

There are many factors to consider when starting a business. The fact is that many businesses fail due to lack of planning. In particular, before starting upon a business venture, it is imperative that you meet with your accountant or financial advisor to determine how much money you will need for your new business and where that money may come from. You will want to develop a business plan to guide you through your decision making process as you get started, and to help you obtain financing from banks and individual investors.

In addition to determining the financial requirements of your new business, an equally important step is to determine the legal structure of your new enterprise. Selection of a legal structure will have an impact on taxes, your ability to obtain financing, your potential liability, and your ability to participate in the management of your new business. There is no one perfect structure. Individual goals and circumstances will greatly affect the ultimate type of business organization.

Examples of legal structure are Corporation, S-Corporation, Partnership, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Company, Sole Proprietorship.