Deborah Sweeney

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is the CEO of MyCorporation is a leader in online legal filing services for entrepreneurs and businesses, providing start-up bundles that include corporation and LLC formation, registered agent, DBA, and trademark & copyright filing services. MyCorporation does all the work, making the business formation and maintenance quick and painless, so business owners can focus on what they do best.

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Cómo MyCorporation Ayuda Franquicias

FranchisingRecientemente hemos empezado a explorar un sector a menudo miró por encima de americanos de pequeñas empresas – franquicias. La franquicia es una parte importante de nuestra economía, que representan el 05.04% del PIB del país, de acuerdo con el IFA. Es también una gran manera para que la gente sea su propio jefe y abrir un negocio, sin tener que empezar de cero. FranchiseA malentendido entre los aspirantes a los franquiciadores, sin embargo, es que van a tener todo lo que necesitan de la principal oficina. Si bien esto es cierto en parte, hay un montón de maneras MyCorp pueden ayudar a los franquiciadores. Continue reading

Experts Weigh In: I Hate Small Business Taxes

shutterstock_181519442Benjamin Franklin said it best when he uttered the very true, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Love them or hate them, taxes are just a part of life, and a very big part of small business. We asked some of our small business experts which small businesses taxes they hated the most. These were our 18 favorite answers.   Continue reading

MyCorp FAQs: Should I file in a state with no income tax?

This is easily one of the most commonly asked questions we get. Each state has different rules and regulations when it comes to income tax. Most have both, some don’t collect personal income tax, and a few don’t college corporate income tax. And to a new business owner forming a corporation, forming in a state without a corporate income tax might sound awesome! income taxAfter all, who likes paying taxes?

Unfortunately, things aren’t that cut and dry, and there are good reasons why so many business owners opt to stay in the state that they do business.

You can form a corporation in another state

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MyCorp FAQs: What are the cheapest states to file in?

WalletWelcome to the beginning of MyCorporation’s next Wednesday blog segment: MyCorp FAQs! In this series, we will discuss the questions our customer service team answers on a daily basis. Have a question yourself? Leave it in the comments below!

One of the questions we always get is, “What are the cheapest states to file in?” Though there are plenty of good reasons to file in your home state, filing your business in a cheap state may seem like a pretty good option for the new business owner who’s trying to save every penny he can. Just be sure to do your research on the taxes, foreign qualifying regulations, and state policies of the states you’re thinking about looking at. Just as our latest video, “Where Should I Incorporate,” suggests a lot goes into picking a state to file in. But, without further ado, here are the top ten states with the cheapest standard state fees for both LLCs and Corporations: Continue reading

How MyCorporation Helps Franchises

Recently we’ve started exploring an often over-looked sector of American small business – franchises. Franchising is a major part of our economy, accounting for 4-5% of the country’s GDP, according to the IFA. It’s also a great way for people to be their own boss and open a business, without having to start from scratch. FranchiseA misconception amongst would-be franchisors, however, is that they’ll get everything they need from the main-office. While that’s partly true, there are a lot of ways MyCorp can help franchisors.

We act as another level of support

When you buy into a franchise, you usually get three things from the head office – a right to use its name, access to its system of success, and some assistance when you first start out. Continue reading

MyCorp is Teaming up with Provident Trust Group

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MyCorporation is teaming up with Provident Trust Group to help business owners take advantage of all the benefits Solo 401(k)s and Solo 401(k) LLCs have to offer. Provident Trust Group is an IRA Custodian. They currently establish accounts for nearly 200 business owners monthly which has led them to a client base of more than 20,000. They’ve even landed on Inc.’s 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies four years in a row. Continue reading

Experts Weigh In: What have you learned from owning a franchise?

How to Brand Yourself in Local MarketsOwning a franchise is a completely different experience than owning your own, independent business. For this segment of “Experts Weigh In,” we asked our franchise experts what they’ve learned about the franchise experience and what they would tell potential franchise owners. Here were our 14 favorite answers:

1.“As a franchisee with Brightway Insurance, I learned about the incredible support available to me within the Brightway system vs. the support I would have had if I struck out as an independent insurance agent on my own. From technology to telephony to business analytics to marketing, it’s like working at a large corporation with a terrific infrastructure but still being my own boss and responsible for building my own business. 

If someone is interested in getting involved in a franchise, I’d tell them to ask a lot of questions about the support available to them and the track record of the model. In most cases you should find something that has been thought out, tried, tested, and proven so all that is left is to leverage it.” -Billy Wagner, Brightway Insurance, Inc. Continue reading