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How LLC Taxes Work

Forming a limited liability company (LLC) for your business -- a popular option -- may be to your tax advantage. Find out whether it is right for you.

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  • 10 Common Problems for New Businesses

    10 Common Problems for New Businesses

    Starting a new business sounds great, right? From now on, you're your own boss. But if you aren't careful, you could run into trouble. See more »

  • 10 Online Business Ideas That Never Took Off

    10 Online Business Ideas That Never Took Off

    Some dot-coms were flat-out terrible ideas, while others were simply ahead of their time. What's the story behind these online companies with real-world failures? See more »

  • 10 Skills That You Need to Run an Online Business by Yourself

    10 Skills That You Need to Run an Online Business by Yourself

    If you've had to work for someone to earn your weekly paycheck, the idea of being your own boss may seem incredibly liberating. Thanks to the rise of e-commerce, it's easier than ever to start your own business — as long as you have a few skills. See more »

  • 10 Ways to Finance a New Business

    10 Ways to Finance a New Business

    Getting the idea for a new business is easy. Finding the cash to start it is something else. So where do you get some startup capital? See more »

  • How Business Legal Structures Work

    How Business Legal Structures Work

    C-corporations, S-corporations, limited liability companies, sole proprietorships, partnerships... These are just a few of the legal structures utilized in the business world, and each one has different legal and financial ramifications. See more »

  • How Creating an Online Business Works

    How Creating an Online Business Works

    What does it take to put together a nice and effective e-commerce website? Is it a lot of money? Sometimes. Is it a lot of skill? Many times. Is it a lot common sense and patience? Always! See more »

  • How does venture capital work?

    How does venture capital work?

    Venture capital is the first step to setting up a new business. Learn about venture capital and how to acquire it. See more »

  • How does your business structure affect your business taxes?

    How does your business structure affect your business taxes?

    Congratulations, you're opening your own small business. You'll face many decisions along the way, and one of the most important is determining the best business structure. See more »

  • How Finding Office Space Works

    How Finding Office Space Works

    A freelancer in need of creative space? The boss of a new business? Either way, you need of place to put your desk.  See more »

  • How Franchising Works

    How Franchising Works

    Want to be your own boss? Franchising gives you the opportunity to own your own business while skipping some of the more detailed steps. Learn all about franchising and how you can become an owner. See more »

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