👋 Are you ready to take your startup to new heights? The journey begins with a crucial decision: selecting the right entity type. 🏢💼 🎯 Why is this decision so important, you ask? Legal protection, tax advantages, funding, flexibility, exit strategy … 1. Types of Business Entities: Businesses are generally formed under state laws as corporations, partnerships, and LLCs. 2. Entity Types for Tax Purposes: For tax purposes, a business entity is treated as one of the following: Disregarded entity, C-corporation, S-corporation, and partnership. 3. Consider Venture Capital Funding: If your startup wants to issue equities or raise venture capital funding, LLC and LP may be problematic. C-corporation may be preferable. 4. Personal Liability of Founders: Avoid exposing founders to personal liability. For example, partners in a general partnership have unlimited liability. 5. Conduct Business Through the Legal Entity: Once formed, ensure that all business activities are conducted through the legal entity. Avoid doing business by an individual founder or other third party.
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