Questions to Ask When Starting a Business

The most important legal consideration when you are starting a business is to make sure that everyone knows where they stand with the company. The next step is to make sure that there is clear, written documentation of everyone’s status in the company. To do this correctly, first you have to consider all the relevant … Read More

The Stupidest Mistake Startups and Small Businesses Make

In Colorado, creating a new business entity is simple. It costs $50 and takes fifteen to twenty minutes to set up online. But just because it’s simple doesn’t mean people don’t get it wrong. In fact, many thousands of people get it wrong every year. In Colorado, every Limited Liability Company is required to include … Read More

Corporate Governance for Small Businesses

Well-run businesses have processes that work. Those who run the company have put thought into the processes. They’ve studied them, documented them, and formalized them. They leave no doubt about who made each decision and when. They leave a trail of evidence that supports the reasonableness of each decision and the methods that the company … Read More

Starting a Business 101: What Is an LLC?

The limited liability company (LLC) was first adopted by Wyoming in 1977. It is a business structure has only become commonplace across the country in the last twenty years. But today, it is the most popular business entity in most states. It provides its owners the same liability protection that corporations receive while allowing its … Read More

Small Corporate Trick: Consent to Action without Formal Meeting

Many small businesses that are on the fence of whether to form a corporation or an LLC decide to form an LLC because it’s easier and requires less upkeep. And while it is true that there are additional formalities associated with incorporation, they needn’t be overly burdensome for the small company without tremendous resources. One … Read More

Five Documents You Should Have When You Incorporate

Technically, to form a corporation, you only have to file articles of incorporation (or a corporate charter) with the secretary of state. But if you want to operate as a legitimate business that engages in regular transactions with customers to make money, you’re going to need a little more. Here are the basic documents that … Read More