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Do I Need to File For a Foreign Qualification?

Maybe you’ve heard the term foreign qualification before, but aren’t exactly sure what it means. How does your business qualify to file as a foreign qualification? What do you need to do in order to foreign qualify? If you’re not sure, you’ve come to the right place—here’s a look at what you need to know…

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Do You Know the Difference Between LLC Structures?

Did you know that when you form a limited liability company (LLC) you can choose its management structure? There are three types of management structures available to individuals that incorporate as an LLC. Single member LLC Member managed LLC Manager managed LLC What’s the difference between each management type? How can you determine which structure…

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Business Licenses 101

Starting a business involves a great deal of filling out and filing the appropriate paperwork to get up and running. A lot of it is fun to work on—picking a business name, logo, color scheme and location—but there’s also plenty of legal work that new small business owners need to think about, including deciding whether…

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Certified B Corporations: 3 Reasons Why It’s Time to Make the Shift

Google the phrase “certified b corporation” and take a quick scroll through the results in Google’s News tab. Chances are, you’ll come across dozens of press releases about various companies throughout the United States that are earning their B Corporation certification every week. Making the shift to a Certified B Corporation, whether you were already…

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The 4 Best Ways to Maintain a Business Partnership

Starting a business all on your own can prove to be one of the more difficult occupation paths to take on. Thankfully, new entrepreneurs will find that the more people they add to their team from investors to employees and partners, the easier it is to run a business. Partners make for a wonderful business asset for…

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Trademarks and DBAs: What’s the Difference?

Trademarks and DBAs may seem like the same concept, if you’re fairly new to understanding small business terminology. Trademarks may include business names and other media that distinguishes a startup and its uniqueness to the world while a DBA is an acronym for “doing business as.” Businesses may register for trademarks and DBAs to protect…

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Streamlining Your Processes

Every startup has to develop a process for doing business. Whether that means the business owner has sketched a detailed map of each employee’s day-to-day functions or merely drawn out a list of guiding principles that lead the organization through each and every business transaction. There must be a process in place to set out…

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The Right Way to Go into Business with a Partner

Starting a business up with a partner is a great idea—not only does a business partner effectively halve the staggering amount of work that comes with forming a new company, but having a partner also means having someone to talk to and bounce ideas off of. For many sole-proprietorships, the only employee on the payroll…

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