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How to Start a Business This article serves as a guide on how to start a business. The article sets forth the critical issues to consider, and the essential steps to take, in starting a business. With that said, please remember that each business is unique, and your particular business may...

10 Mistakes in Starting a Business It is extremely difficult to resist the temptation to start a business as quickly as possible without addressing all critical legal issues. This is because new business owners likely have a good idea, and just want to get started and begin selling their services or...

Oregon Benefit Company In January 2014, the State of Oregon began allowing businesses to register as an "Oregon benefit company." This is the result of a law that was passed in June 2013, and which makes Oregon one of about 20 states that now have enacted a benefit company law. Oregon law...

83 B Election The "83 B election" is one of those small tasks that startups (especially closely held companies) need to think about, but which is often also easily forgotten or ignored. The failure to take advantage of the election can be costly: a large tax bill for a shareholder years...

Choosing A Corporate Entity Choosing a corporate entity should be one of the first decisions you’ll make when starting up your new business. It may seem easy to skip this step, and instead forge ahead as a sole proprietor, but this rarely makes sense.  An entity protects your personal assets from...