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Alphabet Soup: LLC vs. S Corp

When you finally launch your venture, will it be an S Corp, a C Corp (doubtful), an LLC, or an LLP? Choosing the legal structure of your start-up is very important and has major ramifications on not only the entrepreneur’s legal liability, but also on personal income and eventual exit. Without incoprorating as one of […]

Tax Matters!

One of the major considerations in deciding whether to incorporate as an S-Corp, LLC, LLP, or other legal structure is the tax treatment of revenues. That makes knowledge of the current tax code important information when an entrepreneur is launching a venture. Knowing every in and out of the tax code is very difficult, especially […]

9 Ways to Approach Anonymous Haters Online Business on Main

MSN’s Business on Main recently wrote a good article (see the link below) that can essentially be summed up in a quote that’s over 200 years old: “Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.” @AlexanderHamilton […]

10 Ways to Motivate Anyone

Different people have different work styles, priorities, and motivations for doing their job. One key to running a strong company is knowing your employees’ personalities and what motivates them. That knowledge allows a founder to properly motivate employees and get the maximum amount of productivity from them. Below is an Inc.com article on motivational tips […]

Will a Virtual Office Work for You?

In the digital world of the 21st century, it’s no longer essential to maintain a physical office. This is especially true for start-ups, and even more so among high-tech start-ups, which can easily be started from a home office or a college dorm room. For those that don’t want to share space via an incubator, […]

7 Qualities of a Good Start-up Incubator/Accelerator

Choosing the right incubator/accelerator is a lot like applying to college, or business school. There’s an increasing number of options available nationwide, some are more desirable than others, and each has its own culture, admissions process, and niche. All of that makes it very hard to determine which one is right for your start-up. We […]

5 Tests to Help Pick a Great Company Name

On April 24th we told you all about, Finding a Great Startup Domain Name. Now, because sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes┬álife imitates art, we’re telling you all about picking a great name for your company. In some cases you have a general idea of what you want to name your company, but you’re comfortable […]