The Launch Blog: Expert Advice from the CorpNet Team

How to Start a Construction Business

So you've decided to start a business in construction. Congrats! Despite the ebbs and flows of the real estate industry, there will always be work for you. While you may have the basics of your business, such as who to hire and what to call your company, here are ten things you may not have considered.

February 21st, 2013|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: |

Top 15 Industries to Start a Business in

Looking to start a business, but aren't sure what field to start it in? If you're open to suggestions, here's a list of the hottest industries that entrepreneurs are currently starting businesses in. Before you put your finger on one, though, consider that you're looking for a business that: Is in an economic-proof industry Can survive the amount of competition that currently exists Solves a problem in a way no one else in the industry is doing

February 15th, 2013|Categories: Startup and Launch|

5 Steps to Getting Back to The Heart of Your Business

The start of 2013 has brought a whole new crop of women who want to follow their passion and start their own businesses to my virtual door.  I love the excitement and energy behind each and every one of them.  Mostly because it is filled with heart.  There is nothing but pure, unadulterated passion behind their motives.  This is more than likely behind both men and women who are ready to jumpstart their lives with a new business venture. For me this holds special significance because just a few short years ago, that was [...]

February 13th, 2013|Categories: Growth and Expansion|Tags: |

The Best Valentine’s Gift You Can Give Your Business: Incorporation

While everyone else is giving people they care about candy and teddy bears for Valentine’s Day, give your small business the best gift ever: get it legal! Incorporating your business is a spectacular gift to yourself and your business that helps you take advantage of tax breaks and protects your assets. Why Incorporation is Important If you started a business without a clear growth strategy in mind, it might be time to take a look at your company now. Often, small businesses grow quickly, and owners may not know what to do to accommodate this growth. Incorporating your business is the first step to helping you get to that next level of success.

February 12th, 2013|Categories: Startup and Launch|

7 Simple Ways to be a Better Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. Creating your own business and career path is not for the faint of heart. However, it is possible to thrive as an entrepreneur. While there’s no magic potion that will turn your business venture into an instant success, there are several things you can do to raise the bar. Here are seven simple things that you can implement today to be a better entrepreneur.

February 11th, 2013|Categories: Startup and Launch|

The Benefits of Corporations for Contractors

If you're in the construction or remodeling industry, liability is a major concern for you. If one of your subcontractors hurts himself on the job, you don't want to be sued for your personal assets. If you're considering whether you need to incorporate right now, this post will give you reasons why you should. The construction industry is competitive enough without having the added disadvantage of being a sole proprietor. Step up your business to the next level by incorporating your business. Convinced that your contracting business will grow once you incorporate? We're ready to help. CorpNet can set up your corporation in as little as a day, which helps you get up and running in no time.

January 25th, 2013|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: |

Choosing the Right Partnership for Your Business

In recent years, various new legal structures have emerged, including the LLC (Limited Liability Company). That’s good news for small businesses—because let’s face it, not all businesses are the same, and the same corporation structure isn’t right for everyone. Yet more options bring new questions about which business structure to use. For many entrepreneurs, the process of picking a business structure is uncharted territory. If you’re a small business owner or service professional, here’s a quick primer on two important legal structures: the LLC and the LLP (Limited Liability Partnership). We’ll explore the key differences and details to help you determine which is better for your business.

January 21st, 2013|Categories: Startup and Launch|

Strategy vs. Vision: Which is More Important?

Trying to have a business strategy without vision is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the peanut butter (actually, that's how my son eats his sandwiches. Guess I need to introduce him to vision.). Vision is the spice that makes our businesses work and that keeps us excited about them day after day. And having vision without a strategy is like setting loose a jar full of butterflies. They're pretty but without direction, they accomplish nothing. Aim to get a balance between the two and you'll succeed. Creating a business structure is part of a solid business strategy. CorpNet can help you determine whether you need a corporation or LLC to protect your assets. Get your free business name search to get started today.

January 18th, 2013|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|

Should I Create an Advisory Board?

Many of our CorpNet readers looking to incorporate or start a business are doing this for the first time. Way before you're ready to have a full outside Board of Directors, you may need some good advice, on a regular basis, from people you look up to or value in business. An advisory board is a group of people who want to see your business succeed, and who believe in your idea. They could easily be called your "sounding board."

January 10th, 2013|Categories: Seed and Development|

5 Easy to Avoid Startup Mistakes

Starting a business isn’t always easy. Sometimes mistakes are made when investing in a product or running a startup, and that’s okay. However, owners and partners should be doing what they can to avoid the unnecessary. There are a few steps you can take to avoid mistakes that are common to startups. From planning to finding the right liability insurance, here are 5 startup mistakes that you can easily avoid with just a bit of research.

December 28th, 2012|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , , |
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