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Keeping Your Corporation Compliant in 2013

2013: Not Just New Calendar Year It’s a new calendar year, and if your corporation—like so many corporations—chose December for your fiscal year end, a new bookkeeping year as well. Whether you filed your Articles of Incorporation last year or

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Post-Incorporation Steps for New Corporations

Just starting your corporation? Congratulations! The first official step, of course, is filing your Articles of Incorporation with your Secretary of State, officially incorporating your business. But just because the ink on your Articles is dry doesn’t mean you’re ready

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Do I Need a Registered Agent?

“Do I need a registered agent?” In our business incorporation department, we’re asked this question frequently. Let’s look into a few situations where you do need a registered agent—and when you don’t. Q.  Do I need a registered agent for

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Is My Small Business Ready to Incorporate? Five Clues That it Might Be Time

Incorporating a business can be time-consuming, costly, a hassle to keep in compliance, risky—and it just might be the best small business decision you’ve ever made. Here are five clues that it might be time to take your business to

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Organizing Your Business Part 1: Sole Proprietorships

There are several ways to organize a business, and the option selected depends on various factors. A small, family-owned and -operated business will likely choose a different structure than a larger company with several owners and many employees. Each option

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Growing Your Business in 2011

Hopefully 2010 has been a good year for you and your business, leaving your bank account full, your customers happy, and you thinking about how to grow in 2011. The decision of what to do next can be a tough

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