Incorporate! : An Easy Step-by-Step Plan for Entrepreneurs / Edition 1

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Everything You Need to Know to Incorporate Your Business—What Incorporation Is, Why It Might Benefit You, How and Where to Incorporate, and More

Should you incorporate your business? Have you decided to incorporate, but aren't sure how? Have you already formed a corporation, but have tax, legal, and other questions? Incorporate! is today's most easy-to-use, all-encompassing guidebook for understanding the nuts-and-bolts of incorporating, knowing which decisions to make and why, and ensuring that your new corporate status is sensible, profitable, and beneficial to your business, to your employees, and—most important—to you!

Expert advice, sample forms, and detailed examples take the confusion and frustration out of each step in the incorporation process. Organized chronologically from formation of a corporation through its operation and even its dissolution, this hands-on book covers:

  • Getting Ready to Incorporate—Advantages and disadvantages of incorporating your business
    • C corporations versus S corporations versus limited liability companies
    • Pre-incorporation checklist
  • The Incorporation Process—Protecting your corporate name
    • Preparing articles of incorporation (with examples)
    • Costs and probable timeframes
    • Doing business in other states and overseas
  • After Incorporating—Director and shareholder meetings
    • Creating corporate bylaws
    • Roles of shareholders, directors, and officers
    • How to get money into—and out of—your corporation
    • Federal, state, and local considerations

Today's take-charge business environment has made incorporation advantageous to an ever-increasing number of businesses, perhaps including yours. Find out if incorporating is right for you and learn the most simple, sensible, and profitable ways to go about it in the no-nonsense, step-by-step business-owner's guide Incorporate!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071409834
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 555,003
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Nathan is director of marketing and business development at Business Filings, Inc.

Alice Magos, C.P.A., C.F.P. is a small business analyst for CCH, Inc., where she is the online advice columnist, "Ask Alice."

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