Why New Businesses Should Incorporate or Form an LLC

Summary
After developing your idea of what product or service that your business will offer,  a critical next step is to decide on how you will structure your business.
 
Why New Bussinesses Should Incorporate or Form an LLC imageJoin SCORE and The Company Corporation to learn more about this critical next step.
 
Discussions topics will include:
  • Benefits of incorporating?
  • What is an LLC? Why has it become such a popular entity?
  • Differences between forming a corporation (C-corp or S-Corp) and an LLC
  • Preparation of Articles of Incorporation
  • Tax implications of each business format
  • Business structure for your company
  • Compliance issues

Presenter: The Company Corporation
Duration: 1 Hour
Host: SCORE Association

About John Graham
John Graham is Business Development Manager at The Company Corporation (TCC). He supervises the regional account manager teams executing seminars to small business owners on the benefits of forming an LLC or Corporation for their business.    

Prior to joining TCC, John worked in the insurance and financial services industry for 22 years. For nearly half that time he owned an agency and supervised the activities of several agents. His years of experience owning his own business help him bring value and insight to his daily interactions with small business owners at TCC. 
 
John also worked several years as sales director for Nationwide Financial Network where he supervised two multi-layer national sales departments, managing the activities of sales managers within career-distribution offices. He developed cohesive sales management field team which increased sales, strengthened recruiting, and enhanced professional and personal development. 
 

About John Meyer
John Meyer is Director of Business Marketing of The Company Corporation (TCC), the Small Business Unit at Corporation Service Company® (CSC®), which incorporates tens of thousands of new businesses annually and provides ongoing compliance services to 200,000 companies located throughout the U.S.

Meyer is a start-up expert that leads TCC’s educational programs and moderates their popular webinar series which features small business owners, authors and business experts.
 
Prior to joining CSC, Meyer held marketing positions with MBNA America (now Bank of America). In these positions, he managed relationships with Wachovia, Ethan Allen Furniture, The Home Depot, & the Boston Red Sox.
 
Meyer spends his free time in the small business community, serving on the board of advisors for a local business and as a member on the board of directors for a non-profit dedicated to educating emerging student leaders. He and his wife are small business owners in the children's portrait photography industry.
 
About The Company Corporation
The Company Corporation is a long-time, SCORE sponsor. Through their sponsorship, The Company Corporation brings entrepreneurs a number of start up resources including the How to Really Start Your Own Business workbooks & webinars and the 10 Steps to Form a Business interactive guide.