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About: I am a small business owner of a Beauty + Color

About: I am a small business owner of a Beauty + Color Cosmetics brand. I am about to start manufacturing my own formulas at home (starting very small first), selling directly to the public, and plan to sell to b2b in the near future. As of now I am sole proprietor, looking into becoming an LLC once I am ready to sell at higher volumes.My question: can I manufacture, and distribute my own products to public (consumers), and distribute to business (retail shops) under the same business? or would I have to create different legal branches?

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legalg

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I'm starting an online video training course business. What

I'm starting an online video training course business. What do I need to do to legally to run this business? Do I need to setup a separate bank account or can I just have the money go directly into my personal bank? I'm assuming I can just be a sole proprietor

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I plan on starting a LLC so I can sell on EBay, Amazon and

I plan on starting a LLC so I can sell on EBay, Amazon and other ecommerce options online. If I start buying supplies for the business (shipping and packing supplies for example) BEFORE officially filing for this LLC, operating as a sole proprietor, can I still claim them as start up costs when I do start the LLC? Or do they not transfer over?

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After electing S Corp tax treatment, what does an LLC have

After electing S Corp tax treatment, what does an LLC have to run differently to be compliant with laws and regulations, in addition to the obvious corporate tax filing? Would like to see a list of essential things that the LLC must change/adopt after electing the S Corp status, such as corporate bylaws vs LLC operating agreement, payroll practice, administration etc. Assumption is that the LLC has a single member and hires only contractors (no employees), if that can simplify the requirements for the LLC.

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Starting a business, small, sell handmade products, no

Starting a business, small, sell handmade products, no employees, mostly online, live in California, very little in the way of assets. Need help deciding to go as Sole Proprietor or LLC? Any advice is appreciated

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If a doctor sets up an LLC to operate from, and a

If a doctor sets up an LLC to operate from, and a malpractice claim is filed, would his/her personal assets still be at risk? If so, what is the point of setting up an LLC then. Please advise in as much detail as possible.

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I got juror duty summons that I have postponed as as

I got juror duty summons that I have postponed as long as possible and not can not postpone again. I am a single operator for my business where if I were forced to go to even show up for each day to see if needed it would shut my business down and put me in hot water with vendors and employees as they would not have work that week. There is a box on the jury website to explain excuse but not sure what to say there. I produce product every week and this would cripple my business and back me up as I can only make so much each week and if I missed a week It would take weeks to recover and it could cost me penalties from Amazon for not shipping on time. How do I explain as I believe this is a valid excuse. They want a financial burden in writing but this is different than financial burden because I am the business and have no one that can make it for me or replace me as I am the food plant supervisor and chef for the product and nothing happens without me.

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In order for a design & engineering business to be recorded

In order for a design & engineering business to be recorded by the board for professional engineers one of the owners has to be a licensed engineer. The engineer would have to be the sole proprietor, or if the business is being run by 2, a partnership.As a sole proprietor, we never registered the business, but now that a partnership is being proposed, will the business need to be registered?

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If I am starting a food business in New York for sale and

If I am starting a food business in New York for sale and distribution what kind of company should I file for? Sole proprietor,llc or S corp

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