I am a minor form Virginia who has a fair amount of experience with online sales and ecommerce. However, I know that my next business venture will generate enough money to know longer be considered " A hobby" which saves me the trouble of filing taxes for it. I want to legitimize my business... Read more »
I am Company A - restaurant - would like to use phone number received on order-form from Third-party ( Company ANY) who sends me order to prepare food for a customer who visited their site- I would like to send them text to these customer who are going to be trying and eating my food and tell... Read more »
I want to provide a basic wilderness survival class to minors and adults, age 12+, that involves one day lecture (8 hours) and one day (overnight) practical experience (total of three days) in the wilderness (though, not the backcountry as medical services are readily near). Are there any... Read more »
I can't possibly think of a department or 'professional license' that this would apply to.
If anything, the bigger issue is working out possible areas of liability such as if someone is injured while hiking or while engaged in any of the survivalist activities. You would probably want to...Read more »
My husband and I want to open a video-gaming cafe that will have a gaming portion and a small pizzeria portion as well as a snack bar. When looking around for commercial space, a leasing agent commented that someone had tried a similar business model but ran into legal complications. I am currently... Read more »
I don't see anything particularly concerning about this business model. It's just an updated arcade that serves food. As long as you obtain all proper business permits including health permits, and establish appropriate privacy and internet security safeguards, there shouldn't be anything uniquely...Read more »
If your question is whether it is legal for a donor non-profit organization to donate any potential "profits" (funds received to be used for the organization's primary service objectives) to donee non-profit organizations, instead of the donor non-profit organization performing activities for their...Read more »
What's true is that you do require a registered agent. The registered agent can be just about anyone as long as they are designated by you to receive legal paperwork on your company's behalf. Many entity startup businesses (such as LegalZoom and a ton of "Create a S-Corp in 5 Minutes!" companies)...Read more »
About the only way to do that is to have a lawyer write up a Post-Nuptial Agreement for you that you and your wife both endorse. It is a lot like a Pre-Nupt, but after the marriage. If you were to use separate money, and keep it all separate, including the work, that might also work for your...Read more »
I am a Canadian citizen married to a US citizen, but in the process of getting divorced now. I started my own business and I don't want to have to wrap it up and go back to Canada. Does my green card allow me to continue living in the US and continue my business?
The short answer is yes, a green card allows you to continue living and working in the US. The warning, however, is that a green card obtained by marriage could be "conditional" and require you to renew and submit certain documents after two years. Review your documents to see if you are a...Read more »
I'm looking to start freelance software development part time - I was interested in setting up a solo proprietorship since the work I'll be doing will have no liability and won't benefit from an LLC. I wanted to find out what business licenses\tax forms I would need to apply for.
I would disagree with your statement about needing to incorporate (or, as you stated, form an LLC). Liability is not just limited to exposure from a potential client. You should definitely speak with a lawyer prior to make any final decision. Taxes are at the (1) federal level (EIN), (2) state...Read more »
We will be equal owners of the property and want to ensure that the land is not split up and kept in the "Family". Should we form an LLC since we will share the payment load or some other partnership? Should we get pre-approved for the loan first or should we wait till we form the LLC and get the... Read more »
It is an interesting way to avoid the problems, down through the generations, which are likely to happen with simply being co-owners. I suggest that you get an attorney to draft the operating agreement, being sure to address concerns as:
1) how the LLC is to be wound-up and the property...Read more »
My partner and I live in different states; one in Virginia, one in Texas. We each currently have our own local businesses that we'd like to maintain, however, for national/global work we are interested in partnering and creating a single business under which we can do this work. What is the best... Read more »
Talk to an attorney about the best way to do that: there are multiple options, depending on what you are trying to accomplish other than a "simple" change of form. Make sure you talk to your attorney about how your operating agreement and bylaws may need to change as you move to...Read more »
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