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Incorporating Your Business For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05374-4
312 pages
March 2011
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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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