Register Your Business

  • To register your business, you need to:
    • Select a legal structure for your business.
    • File with the appropriate local and/or state government agency.
    • Depending on legal structure you select, develop and file "Articles of Incorporation, write operating agreement and/or bylaws for use in your internal business operations.
  • In choosing the legal structure for your business, a number of considerations may affect your decision.
    • The proposed size of the business is a factor in selecting the legal structure. 
    • If you ARE the business, you have no employees or partners, then sole proprietorship is most likely the legal structure of choice. 
    • If your business will be owned by two or more persons and you will to be a simple business with few regulation requirements, then a partnership may be your choice.
    • Incorporation is a choice if the business will have enough assets to warrant the cost of incorporation, if you have stockholders needing limited liability; and you can profitably withstand the added governmental regulation and related reporting requirements.
    • Be sure to get all the information you need for your decision.
    • The professional advice of an attorney and an accountant is advisable.