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How to Start an Amazon Business

Entrepreneurs and startups have recently become very unclear about how to start an Amazon business because the responsibility of online sellers to collect and remit sales tax has been an issue under debate for quite some time.

Entrepreneurs who have brick-and-mortar stores in jurisdictions that have enacted sales tax clearly must add state (and sometimes local) sales tax to customer’s bills when selling taxable goods. And then send they must send those funds to the proper tax authorities.

But what if you sell your products online to customers in other states? The rules haven’t […]

Start a Business Checklist for a Home Based Business

Knowing your how to start a business checklist for a home based business 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 […]

2019-09-03T05:40:43-07:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , , , , , |

How to Protect a Business Name

As an entrepreneur, my business name is my greatest asset.  I have invested countless hours promoting my business.  I have untold articles hoping people respond favorably when they hear the word “CorpNet.” I have traveled across the United States, away from my husband and children, promoting my business name and its products and services.  Thus, preventing others from using or “stealing” my brand name is of utmost importance to me.  And, the quest to protect a business name should be important to you.

Registering a Business Name Offers No Protection

After speaking with several […]

2019-09-03T05:41:45-07:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , |

What Is a Fictitious Name?

What Is a fictitious name? A fictitious name is a name other than your proper legal business entity name that you formally get permission from the state (or county) to use when conducting business. You may also see a fictitious business name referred to as a “Doing Business As” (DBA), “assumed name,” or “trade name.”

Throughout this post, I will use the terms “fictitious name” and “DBA” interchangeably. At CorpNet, we help business owners throughout the United States file DBAs. Fictitious names can benefit businesses of all types—from sole proprietorships to LLCs to […]

2019-09-03T05:41:46-07:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , , |

Breaking Down Business Entity Types

One of the most important steps you’ll need to make when starting your business is reviewing business entity types and deciding which one you should choose for your company. The structure you pick will affect your business from legal and tax obligation standpoints. That’s why it pays to understand the various business entity types—and the potential advantages and downsides of each.

I recommend talking with a business attorney and accounting professional for guidance. In the meantime, I’m going to share some information about the most commonly used business structures to give you a […]

Filing a DBA – FAQ

This month in our FAQ series, we tackle the most commonly asked questions about one of the most popular entity types – the DBA.

Starting a business can be overwhelming, and one of the first and most important steps is choosing a business entity. A DBA, which stands for “Doing Business As”, is also known as a fictitious business name or assumed business name. A sole proprietor can file a DBA in order to operate under their preferred business name, or a DBA can be filed underneath an existing corporation or […]

2019-09-03T05:42:42-07:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , , , , |

Registering Your Business Name: Three Ways To Get It Done

What’s in a name? More than you might realize when it comes to choosing one for your business!

Aside from the obvious must haves of grabbing customers’ attention and being memorable, a business name must also be available to use—and protected.

Selecting a name for your company is only the first step in the process. You also have to determine that no one else is already using the name by performing a name search.  Then register your business name, so you can legally use it and so other businesses don’t try to […]

2019-09-03T05:42:44-07:00August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , , |

Multiple Ventures? How to Best Structure your Multi-Brand Business

It's possible to create a separate business entity for each venture you start. However, this can result in excess paperwork and legal filings. And in many cases, each business may not be earning a significant amount of revenue individually, making the paperwork seem especially tedious. To save some headaches and paper, this article provdies you with great tips to consider when dealing with multiple business types.

2019-09-03T05:50:44-07:00August 24th, 2012|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: , , , |