You started out small, and now your company is growing fast. You have enough business smarts to know the protections and advantages that incorporating will provide your business (and you!)
As a separate
entity, your corporation can protect you from lawsuits and asset
seizures arising from the operation of the corporation (as long
as you are not personally negligent or irresponsible). Many
people see this protection as the main reason for forming a
corporation vs. operating as a sole proprietor without any protection.
your business is a big step, there's never been an easier time
for a mom-and-pop shop to become a full-fledged corporation.
companies can provide prospective corporate owners with all they need to know about where,
how, and why to file incorporation papers, along with in-depth information on the pros
and cons of incorporating (and at surprisingly
low non-lawyer prices.)
a look at the best of incorporation -- at sites offering
both services and knowledge, expert tips and advice, and general information on the best
way to take your business to the next level ...
More about incorporating your business around the Web:
How to Form a Corporation - Check out an extensive
guide from Nolo.com on business
structures and company types, choosing a corporate name, a board of directors, filing articles of incorporation and more.
Pros and Cons of Forming a Corporation - Here's a good, general
overview of the pros and cons including pitfalls and what to watch
out for, with related articles on where, when and how to incorporate.
Information for Corporations - The official word from
the IRS with guides publications, regulations, forms and information
on e-filing for small, mid-size and larger corporations.
A Business - A step by step guide to California startups,
with information on how to incorporate within the state featuring
in-depth facts and info on sole proprietorships, corporations,
llc's, and partnership types.