I run a electronic music blog and we are in the works of snagging some pretty big deals. A number of my partners mentioned forming an LLC. While our profit is low, we are potentially entering some big contracts in the future and need some credibility and protection. What is the most basic, simple form of corporation we can form? [more inside]
Will I have to undergo a credit check in order to form an LLC and open a business checking account for that company? [more inside]
I am looking for a good accountant in the Milwaukee, WI area. I am starting a two-person LLC, any tips on either what to look for in an accountant or know of good ones in the area?
Small mobile development start up looking for advice on becoming an LLC and paying freelacers. [more inside]
I am looking for a person/firm in southeastern Michigan who will do a great job preparing my personal income taxes (including small business expenses) AND file an LLC for me. [more inside]
I'm going to be opening a restaurant soon, and I want to provide health insurance to our employees. Will my health and pre-existing conditions be a factor in the type of insurance and rates that we can get? [more inside]
I'm trying to make my new web project legal in California. After reading through the Nolo press book(s), we thought that perhaps the LLC was the best corporate structure (we are going to issue stock and give the primary developer a portion in lieu of payment). While the Federal government taxes LLCs like sole proprietorships - you aren't taxed unless you make profit, and I don't see our profit outpacing our costs for a year - the State of California charges an LLC "tax" (really a fee) of $800, due almost immediately after your incorporation paperwork goes through, so... [more inside]
Business Owners: What have you seen as the various benefits/pros/cons of a Sole Proprietorship vs. an LLC. When considering starting a small personal retail space, which would you advise to use?