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Business Plans

BASIC INFORMATION What is a Business Plan? What Terms Should I be Familiar with to Create my Business Plan? What is an Executive Summary? What is Organization & Management? What is a Company Description? What is a Product or Service Line? What are Financial Projections? What is Market Analysis? What is Marketing? ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES […]

Copyrights

A Copyright is a form of protection for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. In short, copyrights protect original works of artistic expression such as movies, books, songs, lyrics, photographs, graphic designs and other similar works.

Corporations (C and S Corps)

BASIC INFORMATION What is a Corporation? What Terms do I Need to be Familiar with in Regard to Corporations? What are Articles of Incorporation? What is a Shareholder? Who are the Board of Directors? What is a Fiduciary Duty? Who are the Officers of a Corporation? What is a Registered Agent? What are Bylaws? What […]

DBAs

BASIC INFORMATION What is a DBA? ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF DBAs What are the Advantages of a DBA? What are the Disadvantages of a DBA? STARTING YOUR DBA How Do I Start or File for a DBA? What Requirements Are there to File for a DBA? Should I Run a Name Availability and Trademark Search […]

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

INTRODUCTION What is an LLC? What Terms do I Need to be Familiar with in Regard to LLCs? What are the Articles of Organization? What is a Member? What is a Managing Member? What is a Manager? What is an Operating Agreement? What should be included in an Operating Agreement? What is a Registered Agent? […]

Nonprofit Corporations

BASIC INFORMATION What is a Nonprofit Corporation? ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS What are the Advantages of a Nonprofit Corporation? What are the Disadvantages of a Nonprofit Corporation? STARTING YOUR NONPROFIT CORPORATION How Do I Start a Nonprofit Corporation? How Long Does it Take for the IRS to Review and Act on a 501(c)(3) […]

Partnerships (LPs and LLPs)

BASIC INFORMATION What is a Partnership? What Terms do I Need to be Familiar with in Regard to Partnerships? What are the Basic Types of Partnerships? What is a General Partnership? What is a Limited Partnership? What is a Limited Liability Partnership? ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF PARTNERSHIPS What are the Advantages of a General Partnership? […]

Sole Proprietorships

BASIC INFORMATION What is a Sole Proprietorship? What Terms do I Need to be Familiar with in Regard to Sole Proprietorships? What is a Fictitious Business Name DBA? ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS What are the Advantages of A Sole Proprietorship? What are the Disadvantages of A Sole Proprietorship? STARTING YOUR SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP How […]

Trademarks

A trademark includes any word, name, symbol, or device used in commerce to identify the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods. In short, a trademark is a brand name such as Coca-Cola® for beverages, the Nike swoosh for shoes, and FedEx® for package delivery services.