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Should I Incorporate My Business?

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There are several forms of business organizations to choose from when deciding whether to incorporate your business or not. These include sole proprietorship, partnership, corporations, and limited liability companies. Each choice introduces different characteristics in terms of legal liability, income taxes, protection of assets, and ease of transfer. To decide upon the best solution for you and your business, view the Business Entity Matrix.

As a small business, you can access a Business Start-up Checklist as a further helpful tool when deciding what form of business entity to register and how to proceed.

You can use an online business filing service for an efficient cost-effective means to implement the option you choose. Visit Small Business Registrations and Filings to learn more.

There is also help available in Spanish

Focus Points
1. Business Entity Matrix
2. Business Start-up Checklist
3. Small Business Registrations and Filings
4. Business Filing and Registration Instructions in Spanish

SME Small Business Learning Series

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