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What is Corporate Personhood?
Corporations have some of the same rights as people. This is known as corporate personhood. It is the idea that a corporation has its own rights. Corporate personhood has existed much longer than many people realize.
Corporate personhood is not just for large companies. As long as a business is incorporated, it can benefit from corporate personhood. Organizations that benefit from corporate personhood can include:
- Large businesses
- Small businesses
- For-profit organizations
Because it bought land, the Catholic Church is one of the earliest examples of corporate personhood.
Many people are against the idea of corporate personhood. In their opinion, companies are not people and do not deserve the same rights as a regular person. However, this leg
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If your company sells securities, you have a duty to keep investors informed. Often, this is done through your quarterly and annual reports. Other events may need to be reported on Form 8-K.
What Is Form 8-K?
The form's official title is "Form 8-K Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934." It is used to report material events affecting a company subject to SEC oversight.
An event is material when it could affect a reasonable shareholder's investment decision. This includes:
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What are Stock Appreciation Rights?
Stock appreciation rights are a type of incentive plan based on your stock's value. Employees receive a bonus in cash or equivalent number of shares based on how much the stock value increases over a set period of time - usually from the date of granting the right up until the right is exercised. People familiar with phantom stock will recognize the basic similarities between the two. It is important to note that unlike stock options, employees also do not have to pay the exercise price to receive the bonus in stock or cash.
Holding stock appreciation rights is not the same as holding shares of stock. Employees do not receive a share of equity when you award appreciation rights.
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LLC Versus C Corp: What Is It?
An LLC is a business entity that is legally separate from its owners, who are known as "members." An LLC can have one member or many members.
A C Corporation refers to any corporation taxed separately from its owners. Unlike S Corporations, taxing of C Corporations occurs twice, once on the earnings and again on the salaries of the owners.
Similarities of an LLC and an S Corp
LLCs and S Corps have several similarities:
- Limited liability protection. In both an LLC and an S Corp, owners are not personally responsible for business debts or liabilities.
- Separate entities. LLCs and S Corps are separate legal entities formed through a state filing.
- Pass-through taxation. Both usually receive the pass-through tax, meaning they are not double taxed.
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Starting a Business in Florida
When you want to sell products or services in Florida, you'll need to create a business entity and register with the state. You may also need to register with county and city governments in those places you intend to conduct your business, depending on the type of business you are starting, and on local regulations and ordinances. Here’s a look at the steps you will want to follow to get your business started on the right track:
Do Your Research: Once you’ve decided what kind of business you want to start, you will need to put in some real time and effort to research the wheres, whens and hows to make your new business a success. This means putting together a business plan that includes such items as financing, goals and objectives, location, your target market, analysis of your competition, etc. The more detail, the better.
Remember that the success or fai