MaxFilings Small Business and Economy Roundup – October 2015

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Has your small business experienced a good start to the fall/winter season?  Money matters, entrepreneurship and the overall economy are huge factors in the continued success of your business, which is why every business owner should stay up-to-date on the latest business and economic news. Below is a shortlist of the major business and economic headlines from the month of October – chock full of articles that may help you as a business owner be informed on the latest trends and … [Read more...]

The Who’s Who of Incorporating Your Business

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If you decide to incorporate your business, you will soon find that all the paperwork, terms, conditions, and titles can be slightly confusing. In order to become a corporation you need an organizational structure that is comprised of shareholders, a board of directors, officers and a registered agent. If you have no idea what any of those are, that’s okay. Let’s take a quick look… Shareholders Simply put, a shareholder is someone who owns stock in the corporation. Specific laws governing … [Read more...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Advertising

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Having a great online presence, both in terms of advertisements and marketing, keeps businesses running: enticing an audience, establishing trust with that audience, and keeping them coming back time and time again. However, when done hastily or incorrectly, online advertising can go from a business’s best friend to its worst enemy. Here are a few things to consider when assessing your business’s online advertisements to ensure they provide optimal results. DO Experiment with Budget When … [Read more...]

Quick Tips for Branding Your Small Business

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Branding is of paramount importance; it’s the image of your business that sits in the public eye. It’s what attracts your clients, gives them a personal connection with your business, and keeps them coming back for more. Stiff competition in today’s world can make it easy to be swept under the rug, which can make or break a small business. Here, we’ve compiled a few tips to keep your business in the public conscious and create a brand that you can be proud of. 1. Keep the Ideal Client in … [Read more...]

Choosing a State for Incorporation


When incorporating your small business, there are tough decisions to be made. Are you forming a nonprofit corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), C Corporation, or S Corporation? What’s the official name?  Copyrights? One of the very first decisions after selecting an entity type is deciding where to incorporate? Home-State Incorporation If your corporation primarily conducts business in one state, the state where your do most of your business is your “home state” which is typically … [Read more...]