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How to Apply for an EIN

One of the essential steps new business owners must take when launching their companies is to apply for an EIN. An Employee Identification Number (also known as a “Federal Tax ID Number” or “Tax ID Number”) is a nine-digit number assigned to a business for filing taxes, submitting reports to the state, applying for business […]

2019-12-27T09:45:32-08:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: , |

Small Business Tax Advice and Survival Guide

Tax season comes to all businesses big and small, and can be a headache no matter how well you think you’ve prepared. For a small business owner wearing many (or all) hats in the business, it’s an unwelcome extra task sure to cause late hours and frayed nerves. To handle the additional workload during tax […]

2019-12-15T15:50:57-08:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |

How to Budget as a Freelancer

Creating a budget as a freelancer shouldn’t be any harder than it is for any other small business. And yet, the rollercoaster ride of finding and keeping clients, collecting invoices, marketing your business and juggling all of this yourself can create major budgeting headaches. Income predictability is a challenge unique to freelancers, according to a […]

2019-12-15T15:55:49-08:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: |

Dissolve an LLC With These Six Easy Steps

For a variety of reasons, entrepreneurs may decide to close the business they worked so hard to start and grow. Situations change and the need to dissolve an LLC or corporation may need to be addressed.

An entrepreneur can grow tired of small business ownership or may simply want to retire. Possibly the business has been losing […]

2019-12-12T13:23:03-08:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Maturity and Exit|Tags: |

Is a Multi-Member LLC Right For You?

The multi-member LLC is a Limited Liability Company with more than one owner. It is a separate legal entity from its owners, but not a separate tax entity. A business with multiple owners operates as a general partnership, by default, unless registered with the state as an LLC or corporation.

Would it make sense for you […]

2021-02-15T06:48:28-08:00September 27th, 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 […]

2021-02-08T07:14:16-08:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: Startup and Launch|Tags: |

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: , |

What Is a Registered Agent?

Many business owners will ask themselves what is a registered agent and then question if they really need one. The answer to both questions is yes!

A registered agent is a person or company with the authority to accept service of process (legal documents and government notices) on behalf of a business. When selecting a registered […]

2021-06-16T11:26:25-07:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|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: , |

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: , , |
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