Sole Trader, Limited Company, Partnership or LLP – Which Business Structure is Best?

You’ve got your business idea all sorted. You’ve got a great name ready to register. Now what? You need to decide which legal structure will suit you and your business best.

Limited company

The four most popular ones are sole trader, limited company, general partnership and limited liability partnership (LLP). The decision is actually pretty straightforward when you understand the basic features and benefits of each structure, so we’ll take a look at each one in turn to help you make the right choice for your exciting new venture.

Sole trader

A sole trader is a self-employed person who owns and manages a business as an individual, but they have the option to employ people to work for them.…

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6 Steps Every SMB Owner Needs to Complete After Incorporating

Forming an LLC or Limited Liability Corporation is a great first step toward legitimizing your company and to insulate you and your family from the financial liabilities of your business.

Most small business owners quickly find out the hard way that there’s a few more steps they need to take before moving away from their days operating as a sole proprietor.

SMB owner

Here are 6 you don’t want to forget about:

1. Compliance Plan

Now that you’re an LLC, the state(s) you operate in and are registered in will expect a yearly report. This is more of a formality than something you’ll need to dread every single year, simply involving you updating your company and personal contact info for state records.…

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