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The Single-Member LLC: An Ideal Choice for Solopreneurs

Posted In STRUCTURING

Sole proprietorships are easy and cheap to form but don't offer the limited liability or business legitimacy that many entrepreneurs want.
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What’s an EIN and Why Do You Need One?

Posted In COMPLIANCE & LICENSING

An employer identification number might be necessary for conducting business. Find out if you need one and how to go about getting one for your small business.
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5 Ways to Lower Your Business Insurance Expense

Implement one or two of these tips and you could save thousands a year on insurance costs.
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Your 13-Step Checklist for Starting a Business

Posted In AM I READY?

Starting a new business can be complicated, but putting everything in order makes it easier. Nellie Alkap's checklist can help you start your business the right way.
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What’s a DBA, Why Do I Need One and How Do I Set It Up?

For sole proprietors, understanding how to use a DBA is crucial to doing business and avoiding any future legal troubles. Find out what you need to do.
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Checklist Before Leaving Your Job to Become Your Own Boss

Posted In AM I READY?

Want to quit your job and become a freelancer? See our checklist to see if you're ready to become your own boss.
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In the Trenches: Putting Together a Company Meeting Without Breaking the Bank

Posted In OFFICE AND EQUIPMENT

Here are the ways we have worked to keep expenses down without impacting the experience.
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How to Effectively Manage a Side Business With a Full-Time Job

Following your dream of starting your own business can mean building a side business while working full-time. Learn how to manage the path to self-employment.
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