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Tips & Traps When Incorporating Your Business

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ISBN-10: 0071457860

ISBN-13: 9780071457866

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jeffery Jensen, Brian Radford, Stephen Bulpitt

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The authors clearly describe the types of corporations and the legal and tax advantages of each. Then, in a step-by-step format, they walk the reader through the process of incorporating a small business, from the basics of administration and share-holding to related legal, financial and tax issues.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 9/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Jeffery A. Jensen, C.P.A. and Brian Radford are the founders of American Business Solutions, Inc., a small-business consulting firm.Stephen Bulpitt is the founder of United Financial Solutions, an e-publishing and small-business consulting firm.

Introduction
What Is a Corporation?
Why Should I Incorporate?
For-Profit versus Nonprofit Corporations
Choosing Which Business Entity Is Best for You
Sole Proprietorship
General Partnership
Limited Partnership
Limited Liability Company
C Corporations
S Corporations
Comparison of Business Entities
Incorporating
Checklist for Incorporating
Choose a Corporate Name
Choose a Business Type
Choose a State in Which to Incorporate
Key Documents for Incorporating
Determine Stock Composition
Choose Corporate Directors
Choose a Registered Agent
Prepare Your Articles of Incorporation
Prepare Other Key Documents
File Key Documents
Federal Employer Identification Number
Shareholders Agreement
Organizational Meeting
Open a Bank Account
File Form 2553 for an S Corporation
Organize Corporate Records
You're Ready to Operate Your Corporation
Running Your Corporation
Role of Directors and Officers
Role of Bylaws and Corporate Minutes
How to Run Your Corporation
Hold Corporate Meetings
Special Issues for One-Person Corporations
Learning Basic Accounting and Finance
Financial Statements
Ratio Analysis
Managing Your Business
Accounting Systems
Basics of the Double Entry System
Why Keep Records?
A Business Checkbook
Getting Help from an Accountant
Filing Taxes
Accounting Year
Accounting Method
Tax Professionals
Forms to File
Minimizing Taxes
What Is Deductible?
Liability
Preventing the Corporate Veil from Being Pierced
Alternatives to Lawsuits
How to Find a Good Lawyer
Raising Capital
State and Federal Money
Funding through Loans
Funding through Venture Capital
Creative Alternatives
Summary
Managing Employees
Planning for Employees
Where Can I Look for Employees?
Other Hiring Considerations
Offering Benefits to Your Employees
Health Insurance
401(k) Retirement Plans
IRA Retirement Plans
Fringe Benefits
Exit Strategy
Labor and Employment Law
Title VII
Equal Pay in Employment Act
Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Title I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Civil Rights Act of 1991
Other Important Laws and Acts
Summary
State Specific Information
Articles of Incorporation
IRS Form SS-4 and Instructions
IRS Form 2553 and Instructions (S Corporation Election)
Bylaws Template
Minutes of Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Minutes of Annual Meeting of Board of Directors
Sample Business Plan
Index