The Ideal Length Of Your Business Plan

by Dave Lavinsky When starting a business, you'll need a business plan. But just how long does that business plan need to be? From surveys of investor needs, Growthink has found that 15 to 25 pages of text is the optimum length in which to accomplish this. Any more and the time-constrained investor will be forced to skim ... More >

The Legal Issues of Starting a Business

By Jordi Shoman When you want to start your own business, it is not just a matter of setting up shop and waiting for the customers to come to you. Depending on what kind of business you want to start with your online incorporation , you may have to get permission from the town or city. Some areas of a city have special zoning regulations in ... More >

Types of Incorporations

Corporation A corporation is a separate legal entity that exists independently from its owners. A corporation is created and comes into existence when articles of incorporation (charter or certificate of incorporation in certain states) are filed with the proscribed fees, and accepted by the proper state authority S Corporation An S ... More >

What You Can Learn about Customer Service From The Movie Business

by Kim Duke Maybe everything you need to know you can learn from the movies. A friend of mine is a screenwriter in Los Angeles. Over a glass of wine, we were discussing his business and the nature of the beast in Hollywood. He's a boy from Canada who gave up his much-loved Honda, his life savings, and his broadcasting career to move to Los ... More >

What You Should Know about Corporate Name Change

Are you considering changing the name of your business? Be sure to the check the corporate name change rules and regulations in your state. In many states, a corporate name change requires the submission of new/revised articles of incorporation, a copy of meeting minutes and the board vote and additional fees. Additionally, you may be required ... More >