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We all have questions when it comes to what it takes to get a business off the ground. Cost, time, forms, effort.....here are many answers, all in one place:
 
What is your business question? We might have it answered right here! We pride ourselves on making business simpler for small business owners. What would you like to know?
-How long does it take to incorporate?
-What is the total in fees to start an LLC?
-How much does it cost to incorporate?
-What if my business name isn't available?
-What do I form my company as? An LLC? DBA? Corporation? Nonprofit?
-Do I need a registered agent, and should I hire one?

Find the answers to your questions:

http://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/business-formation-faq.html

#smallbusiness #smallbusinessquestions #QandA  
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An important piece I recently wrote fr +AllBusiness - Why is your LLCs operating agreement so darn important? Let me count the ways....
 
+Drake Forester is back with his latest article for +AllBusiness. Why does your LLC need an operating agreement? There's more ot it than just having dreams for your company. As Drake puts it, you need to have a plan.

#LLC #smallbusiness #entrpreneurs  


http://www.allbusiness.com/every-llc-needs-operating-agreement-104868-1.html
Don't just have a dream for your company, have a plan. Writing an operating agreement goes a long way in convincing investors to take your LLC seriously.
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Anything helps in those formative months/years:
 
5 ways for a new entrepreneur to get ahead in the beginning.

http://doba.us/1Nd3Hhq
Set yourself up for success in the business world with these tips.
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last time I checked it wasn't for someone else to steal "my lightning" and claim my merits and reward ALL FOR THEMSELVES.
That's why I quit and will do so again
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My latest write-up for +AllBusiness. Feels good to flex the writing muscles again.

Seeing as LLCs are one of the most popular, easy business entities, it is easy to just jump right into business. However, it is vita that you write up an operating agreement! Here's my reasoning why:

http://www.allbusiness.com/every-llc-needs-operating-agreement-104868-1.html
 
+Drake Forester is back with his latest article for +AllBusiness. Why does your LLC need an operating agreement? There's more ot it than just having dreams for your company. As Drake puts it, you need to have a plan.

#LLC #smallbusiness #entrpreneurs  


http://www.allbusiness.com/every-llc-needs-operating-agreement-104868-1.html
Don't just have a dream for your company, have a plan. Writing an operating agreement goes a long way in convincing investors to take your LLC seriously.
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The latest for +AllBusiness: Shell companies....the good, the bad and the ugly What's to know, considering the latest with the Panama Papers scandal?

https://www.allbusiness.com/shell-companies-legitimate-uses-corruption-105041-1.html

#panamapapers #business #shellcompanies  
If there’s so much fraudulent activity conducted by shell companies, why allow them to exist? The reality is there are legitimate uses for shell companies.
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Even after $20 mil....interesting.
 
After raising $20M, Kitchensurfing closes
The startup that arranged to have private chefs cook dinners at home for customers shut down this week amid fierce compe
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I'm pretty passionate about the subject matter I cover in my latest write-up for +AllBusiness. Here's why:

LLCs are the most popular business entity for small business owners and startups for a reason. They're simple, fairly straightforward, and it is easy to jump right in and get your business rolling when operating as an LLC (limited liability company).

These are a few of the reasons that many new LLC owners neglect to write up an operating agreement, which can be quite the error. Operating Agreements help LLC owners avoid so much future and potential grief in their businesses.

An operating agreement helps define roles within the business (we can all see why this is important...), defines rules, creates plans for potential dissolution (people often overlook how important this is to have!!), and having an operating agreement supports liability protection within the LLC. Which is a huge reason why many people choose to start an LLC in the first place!

This article offers further detail and instruction when it comes to crafting the ever-important operating agreement. Please take a look if you have not yet written one up for your LLC, or if you are planning on forming an LLC in the future:

http://www.allbusiness.com/every-llc-needs-operating-agreement-104868-1.html
Don't just have a dream for your company, have a plan. Writing an operating agreement goes a long way in convincing investors to take your LLC seriously.
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I did & I've found new evidence that supports the decision. =D
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Chief legal strategy officer and blogger of most things business, registered agent, nonprofit, and more
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I spent the early years of my life working at a locally owned sawmill and enjoyed living in the woods. My life experiences have crafted a unique real world perspective to the law and real world industries. The logging industry was effectively shut down from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); the mill closed, and the town basically died. NAFTA reinvented my career by paying for me to go to law school.

As the chief legal strategy officer, my role at Northwest guides our company and our clients through the vast bureaucracy we all deal with when running a business. I'm interested in helping people start and run successful businesses. I'm always learning and sharing. I have a special interest in nonprofits as well as registered agent services--have any questions? Ask away. 

I've recently begun authoring a blog housed on Northwest Registered Agent that covers a variety of topics concerning LLCs, incorporation, registered agents and registered agent services, nonprofits, and entrepreneurship. It's all about solid, quality information and absolutely no filler:

http://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/no-boloney/
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