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What is Business formation?

Business formation is the process of legally establishing a new business entity, such as a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), partnership, or sole proprietorship. This process involves registering the business with the appropriate state or local government, obtaining necessary licenses and permits, and creating legal documents outlining the business's structure, ownership, and operations. Business formation is an important step for entrepreneurs and business owners, as it can impact factors such as liability protection, tax treatment, and operational flexibility.

Why form a business entity?

Protect your assets

Guard your personal assets from business liabilities or claims.

Save on taxes

Have the flexibility to choose the tax structure you prefer, which can help you save money.

Gain trust

Having a registered business entity makes your business look more professional.

All popular business types

  • LLC

    The simplest way of structuring your business to protect personal assets.

  • Nonprofit

    Create an organization to give back and be eligible for tax breaks.

  • Corporation

    Plan to issue shares, go public, or go global? Go there as a corporation.

  • Doing business as

    Go by a different business name without creating a new company.

Business types

How It’s Unique

  • Better for max flexibility in how you manage and run your business; board of directors not required

  • Unlimited owners (aka 'members') allowed

Protections & Taxation

  • You're not personally on the hook for business liabilities

  • Taxed once or twice; you're free to choose which can help minimize taxes

Drawbacks To Consider

  • Ongoing filings and fees to stay in compliance

  • LLCs can't go public

  • Not recognized globally; you may be taxed as a corporation in other countries

How It’s Unique

  • Better for smaller corporations

  • 100 shareholders max

  • Owners can only get common stock

Protections & Taxation

  • You're not personally on the hook for business liabilities

  • Taxed once—only shareholders pay on profits received

Drawbacks To Consider

  • Ongoing filings and fees to stay in compliance

  • Less management flexibility; must have a board of directors

  • More admin; strict rules about holding meetings and keeping records

  • All shareholders must be U.S. citizens or residents

How It’s Unique

  • Best if you plan to go public one day; can issue shares to founders, employees, and investors

  • Unlimited owners (aka 'shareholders') allowed

  • Owners may get preferred stock

  • Recognized internationally

  • Preferred by investors

Protections & Taxation

  • You're not personally on the hook for business liabilities

  • Taxed twice—business pays at the corporate level, and shareholders pay on income received

Drawbacks To Consider

  • Ongoing filings and fees to stay in compliance

  • Less management flexibility; must have a board of directors

  • More admin; strict rules about holding meetings and keeping records

How Tt’s Unique

  • Best if you're supporting a good cause and want to protect your personal assets

  • No owners; you can start or oversee a nonprofit, but you can't technically own it

  • Looks more official to potential donors

  • Gives you access to public and private grants

Protections & Taxation

  • You're not personally on the hook for business liabilities

  • Tax exempt—if you have 501(c)(3) status with the IRS

Drawbacks To Consider

  • Ongoing filings and fees to stay in compliance

  • Less management flexibility; must have a board of directors

  • More admin; strict rules about holding meetings and keeping records

  • Pricier application and filing fees if you try for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status

How It’s Unique

  • Better if you need an easy set-up

  • No paperwork to start; you may still need a DBA or business licenses to operate legally

  • One owner max

Protections & Taxation

  • You're personally on the hook for business liabilities

  • Taxed once—you pay on profits in your personal tax return

  • Less hassle; separate tax return not needed

Drawbacks To Consider

  • No personal liability protection

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Frequently Asked Question

Both an LLC and a corporation provide protection to owners against business liabilities and debts. However, there are key differences in ownership structure (LLCs have individual owners while corporations have shareholders) and record-keeping requirements (corporations typically have more formal requirements). Although LLCs are generally easier to establish and maintain, investors usually prefer corporations.

The primary difference lies in their tax treatment. C corporation income is subject to double taxation, with the business paying taxes on net income and shareholders paying taxes on their profits. In contrast, only the shareholders of an S corporation pay taxes on their profits.

The main difference is personal liability protection. An LLC shields owners from being personally responsible for business liabilities or debts, whereas a sole proprietorship does not.

LLCs, S corporations, and sole proprietorships are taxed only once on their profits. C corporations are taxed twice, with the business paying taxes at the corporate level and shareholders paying taxes on their income. Nonprofits with 501(c) (3) status are exempt from federal income taxes.

LLCs, corporations, and nonprofits all offer personal liability protection, while sole proprietorships and DBAs do not.

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David Lee
Bode Ltd

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I needed to dissolve my company and didn't know where to start. Trademark Assured provided me with step-by-step guidance and made the entire process stress-free. Their team was professional and responsive to all of my questions. I highly recommend their services for anyone in need of company dissolution assistance.

Emily Chen
Sells on Amazon

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Trademark Assured helped me navigate the complicated process of registering my brand with the Amazon Brand Registry in the UK. Their team was knowledgeable and provided valuable insights that I wouldn't have known otherwise. I highly recommend their services for anyone looking to protect their brand on Amazon.

Michael Johnson
Greenfelder LLC

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I received an office action notice and didn't know what to do. Thankfully, I reached out to Trademark Assured and they provided me with a comprehensive response that addressed all of the issues. Their team was extremely helpful and I would recommend their services to anyone in need of an office action response.

Jane Smith
Leuschke Ltd

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I was worried about renewing my trademark, but Trademark Assured took care of everything. Their team was professional, and knowledgeable, and made the entire process smooth and seamless. I couldn't be happier with their service and highly recommend them.

Drew D. Wilkins
Owns a Flower Shop

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Trademark Assured made the process of registering my trademark so easy and stress-free. They were extremely helpful throughout the process and their team was very responsive to all of my questions. I highly recommend their services to anyone looking to protect their brand.

Sarah Thompson
Owner of Delta Diaries

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I was hesitant to register my trademark at first, but working with Trademark Assured was a game changer. Their team walked me through every step of the process, provided valuable insights, and made everything easy to understand. I'm glad I chose them and highly recommend their services.

Alex Rodriguez
Co-founder - Ring Dynamics

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I recently registered my trademark with the help of Trademark Assured, and I'm thrilled with the outcome. Their team was knowledgeable, and professional, and provided excellent guidance throughout the entire process. They made sure all of my questions were answered and helped me feel confident in my decision to register my trademark. I highly recommend their services for anyone looking to protect their brand.