Creating a legal entity for your startup will establish much-needed separation between you and your business. Shielding your personal assets is the first and foremost reason to think about incorporating. But let's face it. When it comes down to choosing a business structure, small business owners are typically concerned about one thing: taxes.
Have you formed a corporation in Delaware or operating your business as a Delaware corporation? You may not realize that your Annual Report is due soon on March 1. Additionally, you will need to pay your annual franchise tax fee. Here’s what you need to know to stay compliant with the state of Delaware.
If you are thinking of starting a non-profit, consider incorporating it. There are many benefits to doing so, and since non-profits act differently from for-profit companies, it may even be a necessary step for your organization. Here’s what you need to know about incorporating your non-profit.
Someone once told me that a true sign of a successful entrepreneur is the ability to know when it’s time to throw in the towel and move on. One failed business doesn’t define an entrepreneur. And the end of one venture means the start of something new. Closing a business doesn’t just mean selling your assets and calling it a day. You’ve got to go through the right steps to ensure your business is legally closed and you’re primed for what’s next. Otherwise, you’ll still be responsible for filing annual reports, filing state/federal tax returns, and keeping up any business licenses.