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A limited liability company, commonly known as an LLC, is a type of business structure that offers the pass-through taxation benefits of a sole proprietorship or partnership, as well as the limited liability advantages of a corporation. In order to form an LLC in Illinois, you are required to complete several important steps.
Decide on a Name
The first step when starting an LLC in Illinois begins with establishing a company name with the Secretary of State. You can choose any name you like, provided that it is not already taken. Check with the Illinois Secretary of State to see if your name is available. If it is available, you may wish to reserve your chosen name by filing Form LLC-1.15 with the Secretary of State Department of Busi
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What is Your Principal Place of Business?
This question is not as simple as it sounds. For a sole proprietor or a one location company, the answer is straightforward – your principal place of business is your home, shop, office or wherever you primarily do business. But large companies and corporations often have several locations spread out across the country, or even around the world. In these situations, the company headquarters is usually the principal place of business. This is not necessarily the same state as the state of incorporation.
The supreme court finally ruled that the “nerve center” of the company is the principal place of business. The nerve center test refers to the single place where a corporation’s officers direct, control and coordinate the corporation’s activities. In practice, it is usually where the headquarters are, as long as the headquarters are the center of direction, control and coordination. It
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Many entrepreneurs have "angels" watching over them, quite literally. These financial and advisory angels (or angel investors) are often responsible for the success or failure of a startup. There are no set rules to what angels can do for an entrepreneur and what they can expect in return. That's why angels are sought after with such intensity and why you must be especially vigilant in reviewing their offers.
What Are Angel Investors?
Angel investors are typically wealthy individuals or fellow entrepreneurs — rarely professional venture capitalists — who are willing to do whatever it takes to get a startup off the ground, which usually means money. In general, angel investing involves funding, advice and various kinds of management support. Normally, angels invest
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Intellectual Property Protection
Intellectual Property Protection. What entrepreneurs and business owners need to know about the basics of intellectual property law to protect their business IP.
Intellectual Property Protection Explained
Entrepreneurs and business owners need to understand the basics of intellectual property (IP) law to best protect their hard-earned creations and ideas from unfair competition. Intellectual property includes distinctive items that you have created and ones that give you an economic benefit.
Seek professional experience from an intellectual property attorney to help your company plan for success and avoid theft of ideas, designs, and other concepts. Since filing and refiling IP applications can get expensive and waste time if done incorrectly, determine what you need to protect when it comes to IP:
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What Is a Pass-Through Entity?
Pass-through entities are structured entities that offer business owners a more favorable tax rate while still protecting the owner or members from personal liability. For federal income tax purposes, types of pass-through entities include sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs, and S Corporations.
Because pass-through entities do not pay income taxes on a corporate level, they can provide an alternative to the double taxation that occurs in a Corporation business structure. With a pass-through entity, the owners share the income, and their income levels determine the amount of tax they owe.
Pass-through entities, or flow-through entities, make up over 60 percent of all business entities in the United States.
Reasons to Consider Using a Pass-Through Entity
Business owners use pass-through entities