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The Fail Proof Process for Incorporating in California

Have you considered incorporating in California but you’re just not sure where to begin? As a California business owner, I’m excited to help guide other entrepreneurs get their companies up and running in this fine state.

In this post, I’m going to walk you through the process of forming a corporation in California. But first, […]

2019-12-12T13:04:14-08:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , |

Is A Real Estate LLC Really Necessary?

A Real Estate LLC (Limited Liability Company) business structure has become a preferred entity of real estate investors for holding title to investment properties. That’s not too surprising considering the advantages of forming an LLC:

  • It limits personal liability.
  • It provides tax treatment flexibility.
  • It’s relatively simple to establish and maintain.
  • It’s less costly to […]
2020-09-28T12:33:09-07:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , |

How To Stay In Good Standing

What Is Good Standing?

While definitely not the most glamorous aspect of running a business, complying with applicable rules and regulations is a must. Business compliance (known as “corporate compliance” for incorporated businesses) is critical for keeping your company in good standing with your state.

The specifics of what you need to pay attention to depend […]

2020-09-28T12:33:59-07:00July 26th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |

10 Ways to Create a Successful Small Business Brand

One of the key steps to starting a new company is creating a strong small business brand. Do it right, and you’ll have a memorable brand that customers line up to do business with. How can you get your brand off on the right foot? Here are 10 steps to creating a business brand.

 1. Understand […]

2019-12-12T12:41:16-08:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Growth and Expansion|Tags: , , |

How to Legally Structure Your Business To Secure Financing

All the pieces of your entrepreneurial dream are finally falling into place. You have a name for your business, a product or service that makes you super excited, and you’ve even started noodling designs and logos. Before you can go much further, however, you’re going to need funding. And in order to get funding, you […]

2019-09-03T05:41:50-07:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: , |

Employer Identification Number: What is an EIN and How do I Get One?

At CorpNet, we field a lot of questions centered on what aspiring entrepreneurs need to do from an IRS-standpoint to start a business. Almost daily, I see inquiries arrive about obtaining an EIN (Employer Identification Number). I’m glad people ask about that because it is indeed an important item to check off a startup’s to-do […]

2019-09-03T05:41:51-07:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , , |

What Can Employers Not Discriminate Against?

As a business owner, it’s exciting to hire employees and watch your company grow. But there are legal risks if you give job candidates and employees reason to believe your staffing decisions and policies are discriminatory.

The first step in avoiding a job discrimination lawsuit is to have a basic understanding of what you can’t […]

2019-12-11T13:49:33-08:00April 28th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , |

Avoiding A Job Discrimination Law Suit

Hiring the right people to be part of your team can greatly affect your business’s ability to succeed. It’s an important process—and a tricky one! When considering job candidates, you need to be careful or you could find yourself facing legal problems. If at any point during the hiring process you don’t comply with the […]

2019-09-03T05:41:56-07:00April 14th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , |

Best Practices For Interviewing Job Candidates

Hiring the right people requires a sure-fire interviewing process. To effectively interview job candidates, you need more than a little dedicated time and a list of questions; you need an understanding of how you can draw out the information you need about an individual’s knowledge and capabilities. You also need to tune into character nuances […]

2019-12-11T13:54:06-08:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |

Should Your Company Use a Professional Employer Organization?

Small business owners may be new the phrase professional employer organization, but PEOs have been around now for several years and changing the face of human resources management.

A PEO provides comprehensive outsourcing for all tasks and functions typically performed by an in-house human resources department. This may include employee job descriptions, benefits, payroll, insurance, and […]

2019-12-11T13:41:17-08:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , , , |
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