The decision to start one’s own business can be exciting and a little daunting. There are many questions to answer and decisions to make. However, people in Ohio can take comfort in the fact that 48 percent of those people working in the private sector are employed at small businesses. Those who are ready to take the bold step into business formation have a lot to consider.

The structure of a new company is important to many aspects of the business. Whether a business is formed as a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership or a sole proprietorship will determine how the business pays its taxes. It will also determine how far creditors and others can reach if a legal claim is filed against the entity.

Most any venture that earns money also carries tax obligations. These obligations can be complex, and professional help may spare a business owner trouble with the IRS. In addition, a new business owner will be dealing with contracts, financial records and insurance. These are often vital to the smooth running of a company, and a business owner would be wise to identify which areas may require professional assistance, at least in the beginning.

To improve one’s chances of launching a profitable small business, an Ohio entrepreneur will pursue every possible advantage. Among those may include seeking the counsel of a business attorney who can provide advice and guidance. After knowing the options available for various business formation structures, a new business owner can feel confident that he or she is launching a company with the best possible opportunities for success.

Source: mountaintimes.info, “Are you thinking about starting a business?“, Kevin Theissen, March 8, 2017