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Keeping Records: Why You Need Corporate Minutes As any business owner knows, it’s always good to have stuff down in writing. And in some cases, the law requires it. As your business starts rolling, the state asks that you hold regular meetings for directors and shareholders. Whatever official actions are taken or decided upon at these
Protect Your Secrets: The Non-Disclosure Agreement Businesses are founded on ideas. And considering the competitive nature of entrepreneurs-- and the business world in general--ideas can be more valuable than money. For this reason, you might want to think about a non-disclosure agreement or NDA. This legal form helps keep your business’s
Developing a Strategy: The Business Plan A little red tape never hurt anybody, but after you’ve wrapped up your corporate bylaws, your business entity and all the other business startup nuts and bolts, you’re probably itching to get back into the fun stuff. A business plan is more than just words on paper. It’s a way
Define Your Structure: Corporate Bylaws 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
Covering Your Back: The Buy-Sell Agreement During a business start-up’s early stages, it’s really the last thing on your mind that something could happen to one of the partners (or even yourself). But if that came to be, it could put a share of the business up for grabs and everyone’s dreams at risk. Investing a little
Business Compliance Requirements and Consequences   After incorporating or forming an LLC, there are ongoing compliance requirements for your company.
Dissolving a Business Dissolution is the process of voluntarily ending your business. Deciding to end a business can be a stressful and overwhelming process, but it’s important to complete the necessary steps to dissolve the formal business entity as it lets the state (or states) know your business is no
Reinstating a BusinessReinstatement is the process of returning an inactive or non-compliant company to good standing within the state you formed your business. Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) need to stay on top of ongoing state formalities including filing annual reports or statements and paying
Business Type Comparison Guide Business Entity Comparison
Business Entity Conversion An entity conversion may be necessary if you want to change the nature of your business.

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