Become a savvy entrepreneur with your own LLC Limited Liability Companies For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers a clear, concise guide that explains the pros and cons of LLCs, and shares insider tips on everything from choosing your members and your company name to creating and filing your Articles of Organization and managing day-to-day operations. You'll find the most current, real-world advice on customizing an LLC for your specific business needs, creating a great operating agreement,, keeping accurate records, and new information on federal regulations and fees that are applicable to LLCs, as well as a link to online tools, forms, and documents Most of the previous drawbacks to forming an LLC have all but disappeared with the IRS having loosened restrictions and individual states following suit. Because LLCs are now more flexible, they remain an attractive option for those launching a new business or reorganizing an existing business. This book shows how to form and tap into the power of an LLC: Keep up on the latest information on federal taxes, regulations, and fees Discover the advances in technology, including online tools that streamline the processes Get up-to-the minute documents and forms on new filing requirements Learn how to set-up a real estate LLC or an LLC among family members This hands-on guide addresses everything you need to know about LLCs, and will help you organize, launch, and run your business as a limited liability company just like the experts do!
Your Limited Liability Company gives you everything you need to maintain the legal validity of your LLC before the courts and the IRS. It helps you approve and document important legal, tax, and business decisions to create a paper trail that avoids legal trouble. The book shows you how to: prepare minutes of meetings record important legal, tax, and business decisions handle formal record keeping fill out an LLC Records Book Your Limited Liability Company provides all the documentation you'll need, including: minutes written consents checklists over 50 ready-to-use resolutions This book has downloadable interactive forms.
If you’re a business owner, incorporation can help you protect your personal assets and cut down your tax bill. But all the paperwork and legalese can make incorporation seem like more trouble than it’s worth. Incorporating Your Business For Dummies offers all the savvy tips you need to get incorporated — starting today! Whether your business is big or small, incorporating isn’t as simple as it could be. This handy reference makes incorporation make sense, and guides you through the process step by step. From handling the mountain of paperwork to getting back to business once you’re finished, Incorporating Your Business For Dummies offers a wealth of helpful advice on these and many more topics: Knowing whether or not incorporation can help you Choosing the type of entity that will work best for your business Dealing with shareholders and shareholder agreements Transferring money and assets in or out of the corporation Documenting corporate actions and maintaining compliance Finding the right attorney, accountant, tax advisor, and other professionals Written by the experts at The Company Corporation, who handle more than 100,000 incorporations every year, this helpful book offers the kind of advice you can only get from professionals — but in a user-friendly, lingo-free format. Whether you just want a little help with the paperwork, or don’t even know what a corporation is, you’ll find everything you need to know: What limited liability means Corporate statutes, bylaws, and articles Choosing directors and assigning duties The benefits of S corporation status Deciding where to incorporate Registering corporate names and domain names Balancing equity versus debt Understanding shareholder rights Getting your financial information in order Hiring a professional to help with corporate compliance If you want step-by-step help on setting up your corporation, dealing with the paperwork, and getting off on the right foot, Incorporating Your Business For Dummies is the only resource you need. Packed with the kind of tips and advice you’ll find nowhere else, it’s the uncomplicated way to get incorporated.
Individuals are now, more than ever, realizing the power of the limited lia- bility company (LLC). If you’re like many people, you probably understand that LLCs are right for you in one way or another; you just don’t know the next steps to take. Maybe you’ve just purchased a piece of real estate and know that it should be protected in some way; you just don’t know how to form the LLC and do the transfer. Or, on a whim, you created an LLC for your current business and can’t get any answers on what to do now. How do you transfer assets? What do you do at tax time? How can you take on a partner? You now hold in your hands the key to some of the most powerful strategies of the rich. This book was written to make your life easier and eliminate the guesswork on forming and owning an LLC. After all, your LLC should work for you, not the other way around. After I get into the basics on LLCs in this book, I go into some more-complex strategies. This info sets this book apart from all the others. The rich have used a lot of these strategies for decades to operate their businesses, protect their assets, and pass on their estates. Now, I’m putting the power in your hands. When you find a strategy that may work for you, sit down with your team (your attorney, accountant, and/or corporate consultant) and figure out how to build on it and how to customize it to your specific situation. Use this book as your starting point. Your possibilities are endless, and your asset protection and tax strategies should grow along with you.
Business owners received critical instruction on the vital operations, legal formalities and periodic filing requirements necessary to keep their LLCs in compliance and prevent legal and tax liabilities. Essential operations such as day-to-day management, record keeping, calling and conducting meetings, recording LLC actions through the drafting of minutes, accepting investment and issuing LLC stock, periodic reporting requirements and more are all covered in detail. Includes complete definitions and explanations of all concepts surrounding LLCs and the roles and responsibilities of owners and manager. More than just a book of forms, it distills complex concepts in a clear, concise writing style to help demystify the process. • Contains a complete reference section with legal requirements, filing fees, taxation requirements and maintenance requirements for all 50 states • A complete reference section compares and contrasts the legal requirements, filing fees, taxation requirements and periodic maintenance requirements for all the 50 states in a comprehensive state-by-state guide • Includes special sections for nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations • Dozens of LLC sample forms that cover the widest possible range of LLC compliance are available via download. • Entire chapter devoted to minimizing personal liability risk • Covers LLC legal formalities, internal governance, record-keeping, vital LLC mechanics and more
Are you a small business owner taxed by taxes? Not being up-to-speed on tax rules and strategies can lead to mistakes that cost business owners thousands of dollars in fines and penalties every year. Small Business Taxes For Dummies assists both current and aspiring small business owners with important tax planning issues. For the estimated 21 million small business owners in the U.S., the nation's tax codes continue to change and increase in complexity. Small Business Taxes For Dummies arms you for important tax planning issues, including: year-round tax planning tips and expense tracking advice; small business decisions and expense basics; business use of your home and self-employment taxes; creating an ongoing tax routine; dealing with the IRS and where to find help; navigating audits and notices; and more. Guides you through the current tax laws and ensures that you understand your rights and obligations Helps small business owners save time and money Empowers you to understand and prepare your own tax documents The expert tips and advice presented in Small Business Taxes For Dummies are for the millions of small business owners like you searching for a guide to the latest tax codes and regulations.
Start a successful online business—and be your own boss! Being an online entrepreneur means more than just building a website—and this book breaks down everything you need to know to be successful. Inside, you'll get plain-English explanations and easy-to-follow instruction on online business basics, legal and accounting issues, website design, Internet security, boosting sales, e-commerce, and so much more. While the ideas and concepts behind starting an online business are tried and true, the tools available to entrepreneurs change and evolve quickly—and often. Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies gets you up to speed on the best new tools, resources, and communities, and shows you how to best leverage them to up your chances of success. Discover your niche and create a business plan Design your website and storefront Increase your reach and market with social media Choose the best web host for your needs If you're a budding entrepreneur with dreams of running your own online business, this book has everything you need to get started and grow your company to extraordinary heights!
Your no-nonsense guide to microeconomics The study of microeconomics isn't for the faint of heart. Fortunately, Microeconomics For Dummies is here to help make this tough topic accessible to the masses. If you're a business or finance major looking to supplement your college-level microeconomics coursework—or a professional who wants to expand your general economics knowledge into the microeconomics area—this friendly and authoritative guide will take your comprehension of the subject from micro to macro in no time! Cutting through confusing jargon and complemented with tons of step-by-step instructions and explanations, it helps you discover how real individuals and businesses use microeconomics to analyze trends from the bottom up in order to make smart decisions. Snagging a job as an economist is fiercely competitive—and highly lucrative. Having microeconomics under your belt as you work toward completing your degree will put you head and shoulders above the competition and set you on the course for career advancement once you land a job. So what are you waiting for? Analyze small-scale market mechanisms Determine the elasticity of products within the market systems Decide upon an efficient way to allocate goods and services Score higher in your microeconomics class Everything you need to make microeconomics your minion is a page away!
Clear explanations on how to form a corporation in any state in the United States.
Find the right big data solution for your business or organization Big data management is one of the major challenges facing business, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Data sets such as customer transactions for a mega-retailer, weather patterns monitored by meteorologists, or social network activity can quickly outpace the capacity of traditional data management tools. If you need to develop or manage big data solutions, you'll appreciate how these four experts define, explain, and guide you through this new and often confusing concept. You'll learn what it is, why it matters, and how to choose and implement solutions that work. Effectively managing big data is an issue of growing importance to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government, and IT professionals Authors are experts in information management, big data, and a variety of solutions Explains big data in detail and discusses how to select and implement a solution, security concerns to consider, data storage and presentation issues, analytics, and much more Provides essential information in a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand style that is empowering Big Data For Dummies cuts through the confusion and helps you take charge of big data solutions for your organization.
Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies will give you the practical advice you need to start any type of business. The content will reflect today’s opportunities and challenges, managing your personal and business risks, and how to successfully navigate your first year in business, including branding and marketing. Learn to start up your dream business from scratch, write a winning business plan, secure financing, manage your risks successfully, navigate your first year of operation, and much more!
Your one-stop guide to mastering the art of bookkeeping Do you need to get up and running on bookkeeping basics and the latest tools and technology used in the field? You've come to the right place! Bookkeeping All-In-One For Dummies is your go-to guide for all things bookkeeping, covering everything from learning to keep track of transactions, unraveling up-to-date tax information recognizing your assets, and wrapping up your quarter or your year. Bringing you accessible information on the new technologies and programs that develop with the art of bookkeeping, it cuts through confusing jargon and gives you friendly instruction you can put to use right away. Covers all of the new techniques and programs in the bookkeeping field Shows you how to manage assets and liabilities Explains how to track business transactions accurately with ledgers and journals Helps you make sense of accounting and bookkeeping basics If you're just starting out in bookkeeping or an experienced bookkeeper looking to brush up on your skills, Bookkeeping All-In-One For Dummies is the only resource you'll need.
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Millions of Americans own their own businesses, and millions more dream of doing the same. But starting your own business is a pretty complicated matter, especially with all the legal issues and paperwork. This updated edition of the top-selling small business resource is chock-full of information, resources, and helpful hints on making the transition from a great idea to a great business. If you’ve got a great idea for your own business, you need the kind of straightforward advice you’ll find here — the kind of advice you’d normally only get from business schools and MBA courses. Small Business Kit For Dummies, Second Edition covers all the basics on: Recent tax law changes Balancing your finances Hiring and keeping employees Effective management strategies Accounting fundamentals In addition to the basics of business, you’ll also find top-class advice on more advanced business basics, like business plans, the ins and outs of contracts, and using the Internet to expand your business. For entrepreneurs large and small, this comprehensive resource offers authoritative guidance on all your biggest business concerns, and offers unbeatable advice on such topics as: Choosing your business structure — from LLCs to S corps How to develop and write a standard business proposal Going public, issuing stock, and keeping a stock ledger Raising capital and understanding securities laws Bookkeeping standard practices Tax basics for small businesses Handling the paperwork for new hires Designing employee compensation plans Working with independent contractors and consultants Patent and copyright protections Dealing with the Press In addition, the book includes a CD-ROM full of helpful resources — forms, contracts, and even sample versions of the most popular software for small businesses. With Small Business Kit For Dummies you’ll find all the tools you need to get your small business up and running — and keep it running for years and years to come.
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The Subchapter S rules are complex. This book describes the basic rules that apply to S corporations and their shareholders with sufficient detail to alert the reader to potential pitfalls. The topics covered include: (1) the qualification requirements for a Subchapter S election, (2) the allocation of tax items among the shareholders, (3) the effect of those allocations on a shareholder's basis in stock and debt, (4) the limitations on the deduction of pass through items, (5) the treatment of corporate distributions, (6) the voluntary and involuntary termination of Subchapter S status, (7) the treatment of the year in which a Subchapter S election is terminated, (8) the limited availability of certain Subchapter S provisions after a Subchapter S election is terminated, and (9) the taxation of an S corporation's passive investment income and built-in gains. The discussion of these issues is supplemented by numerous examples.