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Home-based business legal involves choosing the legal structure for it: sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation

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Planning for Success

Set your business up for success by conducting accurate competitive analysis, defining your target market, and crafting a solid business plan. And remember that smart strategic planning involves constantly adapting your business plan to changing market conditions.

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Learn about the laws and other considerations that determine whether a sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, S corporation, or C corporation will be best for your business.

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  • Funding Your Startup

In order to secure funding for your company, you need a business plan for banks or investors to review. Learn what forms of financing are available to you, and how banks, the SBA, angel investors, and others will evaluate your company.

  • Startups: Funding Assistance
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  • Protecting Your Startup

Do you need a patent or trademark to protect your intellectual property? Learn about the legal protections that can safeguard your business, as well as the insurance considerations that make up a complete risk management strategy.

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