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How to Start a Dog Walking Business

The days are getting shorter and the weather’s getting colder, which can only mean one thing: It’s the perfect season to start a dog walking business! Think about it. In the summer, it’s easy—even enjoyable—for pet owners to give their

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Do I Need a Business License?

“Do I need a business license?” is one of the most common questions we receive in our business incorporation department. New entrepreneurs understand that they do need a business license of some kind—but some might not be clear on the

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Tricky Corporate Terminology Tripping You Up?

What the heck is an operating agreement? What’s the difference between a member and a manager? What is double taxation, and how can I avoid it? Corporate terminology can be tricky, but it’s important that you understand all the lingo

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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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3 Common Startup Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Starting a business is an exciting time for any entrepreneur—but before plowing full-speed ahead and printing up flyers for your grand opening, let’s take a look at a few pitfalls that can entrap the unwary small business so you can

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To Sell or To Close: What to Do With Your Small Business When Your Heart Is No Longer In It

Starting a small business is a commitment, to say the least. You’re looking at at least two years—possibly more—of operating in the red, and a mere 40-hour work week is a thing of the past. But what happens a few

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