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Thunking about B corps a lot lately (yes...this is what goes on in my brain). In hindsight, I really missed an opportunity here to entitle it "How Profitable Can a B Corp B"...but I digress. I feel thee is really great info in here anyway!

Benefit corps are the future for many corporations and budding entrepreneurs. A few things to note:

http://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/no-boloney/how-profitable-can-a-b-corp-be/
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Not this type, but I know these types...
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A new piece for Score.org: How do you transfer your assets to your new LLC? Meaning...how do they gain the LLCs protection if your business were to be sued?


https://www.score.org/blog/how-transfer-assets-your-llc
When you form an LLC, you will need to transfer assets into the company in order to properly capitalize the business. Let's look at how transferring assets works.
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Work on developing these characteristics and soar like a superhero in business.
Work on developing these characteristics and soar like a superhero in business.
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What is your business' value, and how do you create more? Creating value for your business encourages a customer base with longevity, and a longer, more successful life for your company. There are many ways to add more value: do you truly know your customer base? How are you selling to them? These things carry so much more weight than we know.

How do you make your business the most valuable entity it can be, for everyone?

https://www.allbusiness.com/create-value-customers-107069-1.html
Companies that create greater value generally are more successful than those that deliver less. But what is creating value all about anyway?
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15 Lessons on Surviving and Thriving for Entrepreneurs

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Every business is unique. What you have to do to make it work is pretty much the same for all of them.
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Do you ever feel like things are taking forever, and you are dragging your feet when it comes to officially forming your business? NO MORE ROAD BLOCKS! It's time, friends. It's time!
 
You want and need to start your business today...no more hold backs! We can help you in a hurry. Formation documents? If you don't have them, we've got them for you on our website. You can also sign up for our registered agent service (a registered agent is required for your business, in all 50 states) instantly!

http://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/registered-agent-service.html
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Just kind of ridiculous, in my opinion. You can make time for one form, but not the other? Unless someone pays up? This is why I'm here, to wade through this rigamarole for people. Starting a business shouldn't be bogged down by minute little details, requirements, and waiting periods imposed on you by the state and federal government. We don't have time for that!
 
We recently had a question about starting an LLC in Washington state. How's this for typical bureaucratic state malarkey?
If you file by mail, it costs $150, and takes the state 2 months to file your paperwork. However, you CAN have it processed quicker with the help of a $50 expedite fee.
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You can file online in Washington state for $200....and without any expedite fee....it gets processed in 2-3 days. Sometimes I don't quite understand the government.
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What The Heck Is Influencer Marketing And Why Is Everyone Talking About It?


Benefits of Influencer Marketing

Many marketers are choosing influencer marketing over other channels to reap the following benefits:
Unlike most marketing methods, influencer marketing can be successful even without constant attention. You can leave it in the hands of your chosen influencers and simply wait for the results.
Building relationships with key influencers is a great way to raise awareness about your brand within a target industry.
Putting in effort up-front and attracting influencers can pay off for a long time, even after you stop working.
Being mentioned by top influencers means that their audience will visit your website to check out your products or services. This means you'll experience a hike in site traffic.
Since you’re making use of the influencer’s public persona, there’s no need to put your brand under public scrutiny. Therefore, you get to stay behind the scenes.
Influencers have already built trust with a specific audience base. You can gain instant credibility by working with an influencer.
This marketing channel involves focusing on individuals, so it’s much easier to reach an audience of one.
Influencer marketing is quickly gaining traction in the marketing world and becoming a favorite channel for many marketers. In fact, it’s the fastest-growing online marketing channel according to Tomoson. This marketing method involves getting influe...
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What do we do to help promote other small businesses? I find myself, more often than not, shlepping my own wares here on G+. Part of it is self-promotion, of course. And a huge part of it is I truly believe that I (and +Northwest Registered Agent LLC  can help make the process of forming your own business and finding a registered agent your trust SO MUCH EASIER. What if we vowed to promote one small business a week?

#smallbusiness #entrepreneur #beyourownboss  
 
How can we help and promote other small businesses?

Let's think about this together and brainstorm ideas. Please share your thoughts in the comments.

Rather than just trying to promote our own businesses ... what would happen if we promoted others as well?

As a small business owner I have a duty to help other small businesses when I can. I like to encourage people to shop small and shop local. I also try to share news about other businesses on my social media and in person.
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How's your small business' insurance policy? No, I'm not trying to sell you insurance... :) But there is a lot to know. Do you need general coverage? Workman's comp? Product liability insurance? IT GOE SON AND ON. I've tried to make things a little more straightforward:

https://www.score.org/blog/got-you-covered-specialty-insurances-your-business
Most business owners are well aware of general insurance coverages. Here are some additional specialty policies that address unique industries, concerns and eventualities.
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    Chief Legal Strategy Officer, 2005 - present
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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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