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Being an entrepreneur can be the best job in the world. When you've got a dream for a small business (whether you're starting from scratch, expanding a family business or looking to incorporate your company), it's worthwhile to take the time to do it right.

By nature, most small business owners are risk takers, but taking the right legal steps can both help your company prosper and limit your liability. When your small business's plan is in place and you're ready to cut the ribbon or launch the website, it's essential to select the appropriate business entity. Will it be a sole proprietorship (which means you're personally on the hook for any liabilities), a partnership, an LLC, or an s-corporation? And what kind of tax implications will the structure have? You can find a lot of small business answers here.

Once people are lining up to use your business, you'll want to keep the legal stuff from getting in the way of what you love doing. Learn more about small business fundamentals like hiring employees, keeping corporate records and collecting debts. We're also glad to help out with personalized business legal forms.

For more ideas and inspiration, browse the small business topics below. We're always happy to help you find a lawyer to answer more complicated small business questions.