Even if it feels like there is no room left for innovation, you know that there is never an end to the cycle of identifying marketplace problems and developing solutions to meet consumers’ needs in Georgia. Entrepreneurs like yourself tend to have a good eye for spotting these gaps in the market. If you are just stepping into the role of entrepreneur for the first time, or even if you already have some experience under your belt, you should be sure to understand the basics of a business startup.

Once you have decided on your business and its name, you have to choose which corporate form you will use. Each corporate form will provide different advantages to the owner. These forms are:

  • Corporation
  • Limited Liability Company — LLC
  • Partnership
  • Sole Proprietorship

But there are disadvantages that you must consider as well. Depending on the nature of your business, each corporate form has varying levels of liability exposure and tax consequences. You should also think about future expansion plans, and the number of owners will also impact which form you choose.

Taking the wrong approach to a business startup can seal its fate very early on. Choosing the wrong business form and not creating a standard client or customer contract are just two examples out of many possible missteps. To avoid unnecessary problems and even litigation, you should be sure to speak with an experienced attorney who understands the unique nature of operating a business in Georgia. You can even learn more about startups, business formation and disputes by visiting our website.