Rural Entrepreneurs

Sometimes it’s hard to play by the rules, but what if you’re the one writing them?

Every small business does need some basic rules in place. Along with articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws provide a major--if not the major--foundation for your small business.

Not only do they help keep everything legally in sync with state requirements, they also map out how your company is run and operated.

Sometimes it’s hard to play by the rules, but what if you’re the one writing them? Every small business does need some basic rules in place. Along with articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws provide a major--if not the major--foundation for your small business. Not only do they help keep everything legally in sync with state requirements, they also map out how your company is run and operated.

 

After incorporating or forming an LLC, there are ongoing compliance requirements for your company.

These compliance requirements vary by state and fall into two categories: internal and external. Internal requirements need to be fulfilled by the directors and shareholders or members and managers and must be documented as part of company records. External compliance requirements are imposed by the state in which your business is incorporated and any state where it is registered to transact business, or Foreign Qualified.

 

S corporation, C corporation, Limited Partnership, or LLC--choosing a business entity structure can be daunting and a bit overwhelming.

The Incorporation Wizard is an online tool that helps you evaluate business forms based on your specific business needs.

As you answer business-related questions across six categories, the Wizard ranks each entity type based on how well each may align your requirements. 

Want to find out which business type might be right for you? Visit the: Incorporation Wizard.

 

Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes. Both individuals and businesses in a federally declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return.
 
The IRS also offers audio presentations on Planning for Disaster. These presentations discuss business continuity planning, insurance coverage, recording keeping and other tips to stay in business after a major disaster. 
 
Visit their Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses section of the IRS site for more.

 

The IRS maintains a valuable collection of resources for small businesses called the Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center.  Visit their site for forms, articles, videos, webinars and audio presentations for small businesses.

Business information, Business Statistics, Demographic information, Business Educational Resources.

Useful links for Gainesville and surrounding counties as well as State and National links for Business Information.

Links and Local Alliances

Gainesville has relationships with many local agencies, businesses and organizations. The following alliances help strengthen our services to small business clients in the community

www.sbdc.unf.edu SMALL BUSINES DEVELOPMENT CENTER  Our local SBA loan experts

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   North Florida Cities and Counties contact informaiton for obtaining Business Licenses. 

See also our Local Alliances and Business Resources at

Business Related Information useful websites for Gainesville and North Central Florida Area

 

ALACHUA COUNTY

Requires an occupational license. If you are doing business from your home, you must also have this license. Contact Code Enforcement www.actcfl.org   Click on Local Business Tax.
Home Based Business Affidavit, and Home Based Business General Application.
Also required is a tax receipt. Also, may call 352-337-6227. Three forms required and fees vary according to the size and type of the business. ($52.50-$525.00).

An advisory board is an informal group of outside advisors with no legal responsibilities to the company except for a formal non-disclosure and a non-compete agreement.

An advisory board is an informal group of outside advisors with no legal responsibilities to the company except for a formal non-disclosure and a non-compete agreement. Most often members of an advisory board have no financial interest in the firm and may receive a nominal honorarium for serving on the advisory board.

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