The Legality and Structure of a Business

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Business has changed from being a producer-oriented activity to one that is oriented towards the needs of the consumer. The traditional approach to business is to sell what you produce, but today's concept is more consumer-oriented: producing what people want. The main elements of a business are the uncertain return and the legality and structure. There are also tax implications. In today's economy, the tax burden can be significant, so a careful analysis of the tax consequences is essential.

Uncertain return is the key element of business

Every business involves uncertainty. This means that business owners have no way of knowing what will happen in the future, and so they have to plan for that possibility. Whether this is due to the rise of technology, a drop in prices, or a shift in consumer behavior, the return is never certain. The business can make huge profits or heavy losses. The key is in being resourceful and creative in dealing with the uncertainty.

Legality

A recent presentation by Barrett McNagny business attorney Justin Molitoris at Startup Week Fort Wayne focused on the legality of business. The topic was titled, "Legality of Business: Taking Risks in the Start-Up Process." The talk took place at the Cinema Center on Tuesday, March 19, and began at 10 a.m. The five-day festival promotes Fort Wayne's entrepreneurial community by hosting educational sessions for business owners. Organizers of Startup Week Fort Wayne, along with Start Wayne and Techstars, organize the presentations each year to provide entrepreneurs with valuable tips and knowledge about starting and growing a business.

Structure

The structure of a business is important for several reasons. The legal form of the business determines many aspects of its operations, including taxes owed, personal liability for the business owner, and the way profits are distributed. Businesses should choose the appropriate structure for their unique needs and goals. Here are some tips to choose the correct business structure for your business. Listed below are some of the most important types of business structures:

Taxes

If you're a small business owner, you should be aware of all the tax regulations. Even if you're not an employee, you'll still owe taxes on your profit share. If you're just starting out, you should find out what types of taxes you'll have to pay, including taxes on your business property and any employees you hire. Having an accountant or attorney on your side is a good idea, so you can minimize your tax burden.

Ownership

If you're thinking of starting a business, there are several types of ownership to choose from. Sole proprietorship is one of the easiest, but there are also advantages to other forms. A partner will help you run the business and may act as an investor, as well. For investors and groups, LLCs may be a good option. The managing member will be heavily involved in the business's daily operations. If you're a highly experienced, well-off individual, you might consider the corporate board member option. However, it's important to remember that this role is quite challenging, and requires a substantial amount of experience.

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