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In last week's blog, A Guide to the S Corporation, you learned the definition, tax benefits, and requirements of an S corporation. In this blog post, you'll learn how to form an S corporation in 3 steps. Step 1. Form a corporation or LLC Corporations and LLCs are formed at the state
How to Protect and Leverage Your IP Many small business owners don’t give much thought to their intellectual property, otherwise known as IP. But it’s an area of increasing importance to many businesses. IP refers to all of the intangible assets that a business develops – product names, logos, inventions,
Of all the business entities someone could form, the S corporation is likely the most widely misunderstood. This is because the S corp is more tax designation than actual business entity. Both Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and corporations can file to be taxed as an S corp. However, no state
This free online business workshop will help you understand the importance of business contracts. In this course, we'll identify when your company needs to use a contract, what to look for when reading a contract, and explore common business contracts used. You'll also learn what you
This free online business workshop will help you understand why you must protect your company's intellectual property. We'll identify the three vital forms of intellectual property protection and help you develop an intellectual property safeguarding strategy for your company.
To Patent or Not to Patent Top Intellectual Property (IP) Question:
Intellectual Property Best Practices Intellectual property (IP) is the untapped potential of a business that is completely wasted if left unharnessed, but can be a goldmine when properly managed. Yet time and again startups and entrepreneurs, despite having a basic understanding of IP, tend to avoid creating an effective IP strategy
Disclaimer: This article is intended to be general information only. Nothing in this article constitutes legal advice. Please consult with an attorney before making any legal decisions. What’s in a name? Turns out, more than you might expect – especially when it comes to your brand
Because the development of Intellectual Property (IP) is commonly one of the most important and valuable assets of a new and emerging businesses, it is important for startups to understand one of the most significant means of monetizing their IP assets  --  licensing. This course
Hiring and Compensating Employees for your Bar or Restaurant Before your start hiring your work force for your bar or restaurant, it’s crucial to do your homework. Make sure you are well informed about employment and labor laws, such as laws pertaining to employee rights (discrimination and harassment, termination, safe and drug-free work

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