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Choosing a Legal Structure

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Before a business plan is presented to funders, they would like to see that at least some low cost steps have been taken by the founders. One of these is to choose a legal structure for the business and to incorporate it, a process which generally costs only hundreds of dollars. There are three major issues to consider when choosing a legal structure: control, liability, and taxes. Different legal structures have pros and cons on these three issues and you must seek what you are comfortable with and what will work best for the business both now and throughout its projected growth. The major legal structures to consider are sole ...
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Choosing a Legal Structure for Your Business
Major issues to consider when choosing a legal structure include the business' legal status, owner's liability, taxation method, management style, and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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One of the first decisions that you will have to make as a business owner is how the company should be structured. This decision will have long-term implications, so consult with an accountant and attorney to help you select the form of ownership that is right for you. In making a choice, you will want to take into account the following: Your vision regarding the size and nature of your business. The level of control you wish to have. The level of structure you are willing to deal with. The business' vulnerability to lawsuits. Tax implications of the different ownership structures. Expected profit (or loss) of the business. technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Just planning to set up a directory of my own and have read that the DMOZ catagory structure is copyrighted - not referring to the actual content here - I'm talking about the basic folder structure of catagories within catagories. This has me confused - because just about every directory out there seems to follow the DMOZ structure (not talking about DMOZ clones, which obviously do) - so is it legal or not? Common sense would say that organising things in the same way as DMOZ would make it easier for users - because they know what catagories to list their site in - but I don't want to open myself up to copyright ...
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The right structure -- corporation, LLC, partnership, or sole proprietorship -- depends on who will own your business and what its activities will be. When you start a business, you must decide whether it will be a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company (LLC). (If you need a brief explanation of the main business types, see Types of Ownership Structures .) Which of these forms is right for your business depends on the type of business you run, how many owners it has, and its financial situation. No one choice suits every business: Business owners ...