Resources to help small businesses procure government contract business.www.business.com/legal/business-government-contracts/
Providers of information and services for UK incorporation.www.business.com/legal/uk-incorporation-services/
Business directory to article of incorporation information and advice.www.business.com/legal/article-of-incorporation/
Directory of vendors offering California business incorporation and California LLC formation services. Hire one of these companies or registered agents to help you with starting a corporation in California.www.business.com/legal/california-business-incorporation/
Administrative forms, checklists and information sheets for corporation & partnership law.www.business.com/legal/corporation-and-partnership-forms/
Corporation attorneys and business partnership law resources. Hire a corporation lawyer to help incorporate a business, form a partnership, or to start a joint venture.www.business.com/legal/corporation-law/
Directory of vendors offering Florida business incorporation and Florida LLC formation services. Hire one of these companies or registered agents to help you with starting a corporation in Florida.www.business.com/legal/florida-incorporation/
Business directory to experts who can help form a C-corp.www.business.com/legal/form-c-corp/
Looking to bid for federal government work? If you're a member of a minority group or base your company in an impoverished area, the Small Business Administration can give you a big boost in competing for federal contracts. But first you must submit the paperwork to the SBA to get certified in one or all of these three programs: The 8(a) Business Development Program helps small businesses get started and grow with personalized advice as well as set-asides for federal contracts. Read More »
Articles of Incorporation, or Certificates of Incorporation, are written when a business desires legal corporate status in a particular state. Articles of Incorporation portray the basic information of the company, which includes the name of the business, the people (or board) who are responsible for drafting and upholding the articles of incorporation and the corporate purpose. Read More »
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Have you decided what you would like to happen with your business after you are gone? While no one really likes to think about this issue, you really must obtain and complete the right estate planning forms so that you–and not a probate court–get to choose who will get to continue running your business and who will get your assets after your death.
If you are the sole owner of your business, a succession plan is important. If your business is a partnership or if you are in business with two or more people, you will need to arrange a buyout agreement. This will need to be clearly spelled out in your estate forms. Make sure to include information about the pricing at which the buyout will occur (such as fair market value) and who is eligible to buy your share of the business.
Your estate planning also needs to include detailed instructions about your business. With your forms, write up information about your business taxes and accounting and the computer software used for all aspects of the business. Do not neglect to supply any necessary passwords that your business successor may need.
Would you like more information about estate planning forms? Visit the links on the left, which have been carefully chosen by Business.com. These links can help you determine what you need to know about planning your estate.