Several factors should be considered when choosing the best form of business ownership when starting your retail business. The type of business structure you choose can have an impact on multiple aspects of your business, including taxes, liability, and your exit strategy.
Here are some basic forms of business ownership in the United States. There are variants from state to state, so be sure to check with your state's Secretary of State Office for specific requirements and details. It is recommended to consult with a lawyer and/or accountant to discuss your situation before filing the necessary paperwork.
A partnership is a business relationship between two or more persons. Each person in this business structure contributes labor, capitol and shares in both the profits and losses of the business. Read on to decide if this structure is right for your retail business.