If your industry requires practitioners to be licensed by a state licensing board then you likely cannot organize as an LLC because you are considered a professional service company. You can however register as a Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC) which is a bit different.
In some industries, trademarks can be an effective way of protecting your intellectual property. For others, it may not be as important. Learn what trademarks are, how they are used, the five levels of trademarks, and the pros and cons associated with each.
Businesses Use Images to Draw The User’s Attention. But When You Use Free Images from The Internet, You May Find Yourself in Violation of Copyright Law.
Recent state regulations focused on the Marketplace Facilitator has eased some of the burdens for small businesses and individuals who sell products via the online marketplace.
Federal Income Taxes Are Daunting for Small Businesses. To Provide A Reference for The Small Business Owner I Have Listed the Most Common Tax Forms and Schedules That You Are Likely to Encounter as A Small Business Owner and What They Are Used for.
In June 2018 the US supreme court upheld a lower court’s ruling that the state of South Dakota could force the online retailer Wayfair, a retailer with no nexus (physical location) in the state to collect sales taxes. This ruling sent shockwaves through the eCommerce community. Therefore, online retailers may now be required to collect sales tax on goods they ship.
In June of 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that even if an online business does not have a physical presence in a state, the state can require online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes.
When a seller of a product makes a sale to an end user of a product, the seller is responsible for collecting sales taxes on behalf of several taxing jurisdictions. Leanr how sales taxes and use taxes work together and what taxes the seller is responsible for collecting.
The changing landscape of the US tax code continues to create tailwinds for the business owner. Today, when it comes to earned income, the amount you make may matter less as compared to how you make it giving rise to more small businesses. With the massive surge toward small business ownership will be an increased need for qualified small business knowledge.
There are a number of common mistakes many founders make that can destroy everything they worked so hard to achieve. Most occur when there is some business success. Some mistakes are made out of ignorance during the initial filing process with the Secretary of State and others are the result of failing to finish the process.