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#1 Panthro

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:45 AM

I have a couple different ideas/companies that I am working on and would love some input from people on forming an llc. Any do's and dont's I should look out for?

As of write now I am going to have 2 DBAs under this llc each DBA is me partnering with a different developer to deliver me a product/application. I have basic agreements in place between them as far as cost and revenue splits.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:59 AM

Since you are having partners, make sure that you have a legal and official business model and operating agreement. That's really all you need to cover your ass. The actual formation with the state is very simple.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

Sooooo easy

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:17 PM

Since you are having partners, make sure that you have a legal and official business model and operating agreement. That's really all you need to cover your ass. The actual formation with the state is very simple.



thanks. Ive been reading up on and have begun drafting an operating agreement.


Can I limit partnership in the other DBAs? Can I be specific about who was what right to what profits?

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:39 PM

My brother and I set up an LLC. Depending on the type of business you have, it may be better to incorporate in another state.

We were just creating a web company, so we incorporated in Wyoming because it was super cheap and there are no taxes.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

thanks. Ive been reading up on and have begun drafting an operating agreement.


Can I limit partnership in the other DBAs? Can I be specific about who was what right to what profits?

You can. You can even have separate operating agreements for each dba

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:54 PM

thanks

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:58 PM

My brother and I set up an LLC. Depending on the type of business you have, it may be better to incorporate in another state.

We were just creating a web company, so we incorporated in Wyoming because it was super cheap and there are no taxes.

Yeah I'll be delivering some hosted applications so perhaps I need to look at Wyoming. Doesn't really matter where we are.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

Yeah I'll be delivering some hosted applications so perhaps I need to look at Wyoming. Doesn't really matter where we are.

Whole thing took like a week and cost $100 or $125.

All done online/through the mail.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:36 PM

I was an LLC. Just used legalzoom and they were fine.

But it was tax advantageous to set up as an S-Corp, pay myself a salary and then take distributions. Saves like $6k a year so not earth shaking but still. That is where I am now.

I guess what i am saying is investigate other corporate structures and find a really good tax attorney.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:38 PM

filing is the easy part. business expertise is what is really required. consult a cpa. talk w/ the other partners about their expectations. DO EVERYTHING ON THE FRONT END. also consider registering as an s corporation, which offers many of the benefits of incorporation w/o the negatives, such as pass-through taxation and different classes of stock.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:43 PM

wait to you get to making more dinero for an LLC. s-corp as happy said is the more prudent move first and move up. LLC's are good if you have the ability to write off equipment etc as well as depreciation or utilizing pass thru.

passive income is something else to consider. then ya got general partner's and all that jazz.

do the s-corp to get your feet wet and build your own portfolio/cache, then re-evaluate from there.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

I'd like to start some kind of a business in a few years after I do a little bit of schooling. I'm probably going to start small, do something that doesn't require that much overhead, maybe home inspections or something. Then I could move up from there.


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