Incorporating Your Business For Dummies
PART I: Is a Corporation Really for Me?
Chapter 1: What's a Corporation?
Chapter 2: Choosing an Entity That Works for Your Business.
Chapter 3: Getting My Ducks in a Row -- A Pre-incorporation Checklist.
PART II: How Do I Incorporate?
Chapter 4: Who Can Help Me Incorporate?
Chapter 5: Where, Oh Where Should I Incorporate?
Chapter 6: Winning the Name Game.
Chapter 7: Getting Down to Business with the Articles of Incorporation.
Chapter 8: Getting to the Nitty-Gritty with Your Bylaws.
Chapter 9: Capitalizing Your Corporation.
Chapter 10: Doing Business in Other States.
PART III: I've Incorporated My Business, Now What?
Chapter 11: Conducting an Organizational Meeting.
Chapter 12: Getting Started: Numbers, Elections, Registration.
Chapter 13: Shareholders: Do's and Don'ts.
Chapter 14: Preparing Shareholder Agreements.
Chapter 15: Understanding the Role of Directors and Officers.
Chapter 16: Director and Shareholder Meetings.
Chapter 17: Getting Money (And Other Items of Value) In and Out of the Corporation.
PART IV: Compliance Issues -- The Paper Trail Continues.
Chapter 18: Documenting Corporate Actions.
Chapter 19: Corporate Record Keeping.
Chapter 20: Getting Your Financial Information in Order.
Chapter 21: Closing Up Shop.
Chapter 22: Who Can Help Me with Corporate Compliance Matters?
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Locate and Retain a Good Professional Team.
Chapter 24: Ten Things You Never Want to Do with Your Corporation.
Chapter 25: Ten Common-sense Principles to Incorporate and Live Each Day By.
Appendix A: Sample Forms.
Appendix B: Resources.
Appendix C: Glossary.
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