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Help! Making business plan, Can you tell me what you think will be appropriate legal structure?
My business will be a clothing boutique, I will be making all the clothing that will be in the store. I am doing this all by myself, no partners, so its only that the structure is sole proprietorship??????1 year ago - 2 answers
If you have the money to open a clothing boutique, you have the money to have a hour consultation with a QUALIFIED accountant/accounting firm, and also with a QUALIFIED business attorney who has experience with businesses -- and not simply just incorporating them.
I strongly suggest you do that before proceeding. Depending on your state, there could be benefits to forming a LLC, or incorporating, or there may be penalties to doing such (such as a franchise tax) which would make being a sole proprietorship the obvious choice.
From my experience, go as a sole prop for now, and make sure you purchase umbrella insurance for you and the business, but a LLC may, I repeat may be an ok alternative. It depends on your state laws regarding the filing process for them, and if there's a franchise tax.
For what you want to do, a sole proprietorship is the way to go.by Henry - 1 year ago