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Why Your Kickstarter Project Should Form a Limited Liability Company

Kickstarter alone has led to almost 3 billion dollars of funding to nearly 120,000 projects. Crowdsourcing has become a viable alternative to traditional funding sources, whether the focus is launching a specific project or building a business. The success stories of crowdsourced funding are as varied as the projects funded. However, the lessons from failed […]

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The Ultimate Startup Checklist

Startup Checklist

By combing the Interwebs, poring through my personal library, and applying my own experience in working with more than 100 startups, I’ve compiled this checklist of 25 items to review and consider as you launch your startup. I hope you find it useful. Decide whether starting a business is right for you and what kind […]

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Why Partnerships and Sole Proprietorships Rarely Makes Sense Today

According to the IRS, there are five types of business entities: Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations, S Corporations, and Limited Liability Companies. Many state statutes allow for additional entities, such as Limited Liability Partnerships and L3Cs (You can register in Colorado as the former, not the latter). For the majority of entrepreneurs, the only real choices […]

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Questions to Answer When Starting an LLC

Creating an LLC is easy. In Colorado, with a computer, an Internet connection, and $50, you can set up your business in about ten minutes. The only information you need to provide are the name and address of the registered agent, the principal place of business, and information about the person filing the articles of […]

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What Documents Does an LLC Need?

Frequently, clients ask me what kind of documents they’ll need when they’re forming an LLC. The simple answer is that it depends on what type of company the LLC is going to be. There’s a misconception that forming an LLC is tantamount to acknowledging that your company is always going to be small. That’s rubbish. […]

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Starting a Business 101: What Is an LLC?

The limited liability company (LLC) was first adopted by Wyoming in 1977. It is a business structure has only become commonplace across the country in the last twenty years. But today, it is the most popular business entity in most states. It provides its owners the same liability protection that corporations receive while allowing its […]

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Small Corporate Trick: Consent to Action without Formal Meeting

Many small businesses that are on the fence of whether to form a corporation or an LLC decide to form an LLC because it’s easier and requires less upkeep. And while it is true that there are additional formalities associated with incorporation, they needn’t be overly burdensome for the small company without tremendous resources. One […]

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Five reasons Why You May Not Need to Incorporate (yet)

I’ve read lots of articles about the reasons why a business needs to incorporate. But creating a separate legal entity isn’t for everyone. Perhaps it’s worth spilling a little ink summarizing why one might not need to incorporate. 1) You are the only founder One of the most important parts of starting a business is […]

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