Nolo’s Quick LLC

Nolo’s Quick LLC: All You Need to Know About Limited Liability Companies

by Anthony Mancuso

“The limited liability company (LLC) is a relatively new business ownership structure that combines the best features of the corporation and the partnership. It gives small business owners corporate-style protection from personal liability while retaining the pass-through income tax treatment enjoyed by sole proprietorships (the legal term for one-person businesses) and partnerships.” LLC owners are called members.

To determine if an LLC is the best fit for your business, the author explains the advantages and disadvantages of various business structures in comparison to LLCs, including sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, C corporation, S corporation, RLLP, Series LLP, L3C, and benefit corporations. Continue reading

Duct Tape Marketing

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Duct Tape Marketing

by John Jantsch

Jan Jantsch writes, “Marketing is getting people who have a specific need or problem to know, like, and trust you.”  The Duct Tape Marketing System is about identifying the target customer, articulating a consistent core message, generating qualified leads, educating prospects, and encouraging existing customers to refer new business.  The author presents many good ideas for marketing small businesses. Continue reading