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Benefit Corporation Services - Benefit corporations, also known as a “B Corps” are created to serve a beneficial public purpose while pursuing a profitable bottom line.
Limited Liability Partnership - An LLP is a partnership that allows each partner to share in management and provides some degree of protection from the liabilities of the partnership, including those caused by the actions of other partners.
Professional Limited Liability Company - Many states require licensed professionals, such as doctors, lawyers, accountants, architects, or engineers, to form PCs or PLLCs, rather than regular corporations or LLCs.
Special Purpose Entity / Vehicle Formation - A special purpose entity (SPE) or vehicle (SPV) is a unique entity or means of holding on to an asset in a place separate from the rest of your business.
Qualification - Foreign qualification is the process of formally registering your corporation, nonprofit, or LLC in a state other than your formation state.
Doing Business As (DBA) - States require that you obtain a Doing Business As certificate if you operate using a name other than your company’s full legal one.
Employer ID Number (EIN) - A federal tax identification number is often requested to file tax returns and open bank accounts.
Business Licenses - Whether you're starting or expanding a business, you likely need at least one permit or license. Find out exactly which licenses, permits, and tax registrations are required.
Registered Agent Services - Having a registered agent is required by all 50 states. Rely on CT to safeguard your business' good standing status and avoid the risk of fines and penalties
Find the right legal structure for your business with the interactive incorporation tool.
When people say "I'd like to register my business," they usually mean incorporating their business as a C Corporation or an S Corporation or forming an LLC. By incorporating or forming an LLC, the company's owner or owners create a separate legal entity to transact business. The process involves properly completing and filing your documents and appointing a registered agent. If you incorporate, most states require that you hold an organizational meeting, issue shares and adopt bylaws. To be an S Corporation, you’ll also have to file an election statement with the IRS. LLCs have fewer state requirements, but it’s a best practice to adopt an operating agreement.
When you incorporate, the business becomes a separate legal entity, distinct from its owners. This new entity ─ whether it’s a C Corp, S Corp or LLC ─ often has enhanced credibility with lenders, potential customers, vendors and employees. Limited liability is another key benefit. Without incorporation, you are responsible for any debts and losses your business may accumulate. However, when you incorporate, you are typically held responsible only for the amount of money you personally invest or business debts you personally guarantee. Your personal assets typically cannot be used to satisfy the debts and liabilities of your business
When choosing a business form, business owners often end up deciding between an S corporation and an LLC. An S corporation is a corporation whose shareholders elect to be taxed under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code rather than Subchapter C.
Listen to lawyer and business expert Teresa Goody, CEO of The Goody Group, discuss considerations for choosing a legal business entity and where to find the information to make an informed decision.
One aspect of starting a business that entrepreneurs struggle with the most is what type of business entity to choose. Not only does the right business structure provide legal and tax protection from its owners, but it also is a symbol of how you present your business to the world at large.