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LLC + Corporation
Thinking of creating an LLC or corporation for your creative business? Already have one? Then this post collection will help you do it on the legal up and up!
3 simple ways to reduce business risks (from a lawyer)
An LLC is the most common way business owners protect themselves. But do you know two other ways you can reduce your business risks?
Will I create a tax headache if I become an LLC mid-year?
Thinking about creating an LLC mid-year? Unsure how it will impact you come tax time? Watch this 2-minute video to learn the answer!
A fancy name for who gets legal documents for the LLC
I’m an affiliate of Northwest Registered Agents and if you use any of the links below I’ll earn a small commission. But it won’t change the price you pay. Every LLC has someone with a fancy name, “the agent of service of process”. The LLC’s agent is the person, business, or government agency that gets […]
Do you have an important legal docs folder?
Often I hear that it’s onerous or silly to keep a central file of legal paperwork. But if you are an LLC/corporation, if you fail to keep a central file of required documents, you are poking holes in your fence. And if you poke holes in the fence, then when you need your limited liability […]
Want to form your LLC DIY? Why I don’t suggest LegalZoom
In addition to running the artist’s J.D., I’m a practicing California attorney. And over the past dozen years, I’ve helped hundreds of businesses become California LLCs. I’ve also “fixed” dozens of LLCs that creative businesses formed via LegalZoom. Don’t get me wrong, services like LegalZoom serve a valuable purpose. But their sole value is making it […]
Confused by s corps? You aren’t alone
When it comes to legal business types you have four major choices: sole proprietorship partnership limited liability company (LLC) corporation As soon as you offer products or services, you automatically become a sole proprietorship or a partnership. (The first if you are on your own, the second if you are running your business with one […]
Does my business need to be financially self-sufficient before becoming an LLC?
How much money does your business need to be making before it’s time to become an LLC? Can you create an LLC if you aren’t financially stable? Watch this video to learn!
Does my LLC need a real business bank account?
Does your LLC need a “real” business bank account? Or can you just get away with a personal bank account where you only keep the LLC’s money? Watch this video to learn!
I have multiple projects. Can they go in the same LLC?
When is it a good (or bad) idea to have multiple projects, brands, or businesses in the same LLC? The short version is is it’s okay when you are fine with them impacting each other. Watch the video to learn more.
If I’m the only owner of my LLC, how should I sign a contract?
Congrats you are an LLC! Now you have to act like one! In this Ask Kiff video, you’ll learn how your LLC should (and shouldn’t) sign a contract! Watch the video | Read the show notes | Read the transcript Show notes Read what else LLC’s are required to do Get access to an online […]
How to make your biz feel Kanye West legit by becoming an LLC
When does (and doesn’t) it make sense for your creative business to become an LLC? Enter your email to get instant access to a definitive guide where you’ll learn why Mama bears are the secret to knowing when it’s time to become an LLC. I also share five examples of when it does (and doesn’t) […]