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Startup and Launch

Are you considering launching a new business? If so our startup and launch articles are an ideal resource for you to dig into and educate yourself. Our blog posts cover everything from selecting the best type of business entity to knowing what state you should incorporate in. Don’t make unnecessary mistakes! Let our startup experts get you headed in the right direction.


How to Start a Small Business on Etsy

Etsy has given artists, crafters, and collectors a highly visible online marketplace for selling their own-made arts and crafts, vintage items, and crafting supplies. Are you a talented, hands-on individual with a vision of offering your creations to customers across the United States or even beyond? Then you have probably wondered how to start a small business on Etsy.

I can understand why!

The number of active buyers on Etsy has increased steadily over the years, going from 9.3 million in 2012 to over 46.3 million in 2019. The number of sellers who have […]

2020-05-26T10:59:37-07:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Startup and Launch|

How to Legally Start a Nonprofit Business

There is nothing more fulfilling than directing time and energy toward helping others in need. If you’re passionate about a cause, you may have wondered how to start a nonprofit business.

Some aspects of starting a nonprofit organization are similar to starting a for-profit business, but nuances exist. Incorporating a nonprofit can be confusing and complicated. Let’s dive into what it means to be a nonprofit organization and explore some of the considerations and steps involved in becoming one.

Please keep in mind that the information that I’m about to provide in this article […]

2020-05-18T07:39:26-07:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Startup and Launch|

40 FAQs with All You Need to Know About Filing an LLC

Filing an LLC (Limited Liability Company) provides small businesses with some of the advantages of incorporating (starting a corporation) while preserving simplicity through minimal compliance formalities. I’ve assembled a comprehensive list of FAQs about the LLC so that you can learn more about the potential benefits, LLC filing requirements, and more.

Keep in mind that you have much to consider when choosing a business structure. These LLC FAQs are not legal, accounting, or tax advice. For guidance on whether an LLC or another business entity type will be the best option, business owners […]

2020-06-24T06:35:45-07:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , |

How to Start an Amazon Business

You may have thought about how to start an Amazon business if you’ve been intrigued by the flexibility and income potential of selling online. According to an Adeptmind survey in 2018, almost half (46.7%) of internet users in the United States started online product searches on Amazon’s website, which is over 10 percent more than the 34.6 percent who went to Google first [1]. There’s no denying Amazon’s reach and reputation!

Starting a business on Amazon, just like launching any commercial endeavor, comes with many considerations and to-dos. In this article, I’ll discuss […]

2020-05-06T06:30:57-07:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Startup and Launch|

How to Start a Tax Preparation Business from Home

Do you already have experience in preparing tax returns as an employee or temp for a tax agency and wish you had more control over your schedule? Or are you looking to capitalize on your math abilities and attention to detail on your own terms? Either way, you may be wondering how to start a tax preparation business from home.

With the complexity and ever-changing nature of the U.S. tax code, I don’t believe it’s a stretch to say that demand will always exist for professional tax preparers. They serve an essential need. […]

2020-03-03T12:42:58-08:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Startup and Launch|

How to Start a Vending Machine Business

The vending machine industry is one that has evolved and steadily grown since 2012. As consumers’ lives get busier and people seek convenience and time-saving options while on the go, vending machine operators have many opportunities. Have you been thinking about how to start a vending machine business?

In this article, we’ll talk about:

  • What the industry looks like for entrepreneurs
  • Advantages of operating a vending machine company
  • Ways to get into the vending machine industry
  • 13 steps to get you started off right

Vending Machine Business Outlook

According to the Automatic Merchandiser State of […]

2020-02-06T04:58:19-08:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Startup and Launch|

16 Considerations When Choosing a Business Filings and Compliance Provider

Entrepreneurs cannot succeed in business completely on their own. Yes, they leverage their talent, expertise, and skills. But they also recognize when to delegate tasks and responsibilities to others with the knowledge and proficiencies they lack. For example, not very many business owners know all the ins and outs involved preparing and submitting the paperwork involved in setting up a business entity and keeping it compliant. Rather than trudge through the process and hope for the best, it’s wise for business owners to enlist the help of a business filings and compliance […]

2020-01-20T07:25:14-08:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: Startup and Launch|

How to Start a Dropshipping Business

Statistics indicate that a third or more of e-commerce brands use dropshipping as a way to provide products to customers. If you’ve been thinking about starting an online store but don’t want to deal with the costs and hassle of maintaining inventory, you may find the dropshipping business model a viable approach. Ready to learn more about dropshipping as a way to fulfill customer orders? Let’s talk about what it is, some points to consider about the business model, and how to start a dropshipping business.

What is Dropshipping?

Dropshipping is an order fulfillment […]

2019-12-25T04:58:07-08:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Startup and Launch|

Setting Up LLC Partnership Agreements

The Limited Liability Company (LLC) business structure is one of the most flexible and simple business entity types that entrepreneurs may choose. LLCs aren’t usually required by states to have an LLC partnership agreement; however, it’s something to consider–especially when an LLC will have multiple owners (a multi-member LLC).

What Is an LLC Partnership Agreement?

An LLC partnership agreement (also called an LLC Operating Agreement) lays the ground rules for operating a Limited Liability Company and protects the legal rights of its owners (called members). It’s written by the LLC’s members and describes […]

2019-11-28T13:55:09-08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Startup and Launch|

Start a Business Checklist for a Home-Based Business

Knowing what to include in a home business checklist may sound simple to most people. With no need to rent or buy office space and worry about setting up workstations for employees, how tough can it be, right?

Well, although setting up shop at home offers some degree of simplicity, business owners who work out of their homes still face some of the same legal considerations companies with dedicated places of business do on how to start a business from home.

If you’re contemplating about launching a business and how to start a business […]

2019-12-30T08:48:07-08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Startup and Launch|
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