How to Choose the Right Business Structure

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Before registering your business, you should consider the different options available to you. From a legal point of view, there are three common types of businesses: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, and Corporation. Each structure has different and important implications for liability, taxation, and succession. Our Business Structure Information Sheet lists the key differences between each structure.


Download our How to Choose the Right Business Structure resource and find out the advantages and disadvantages of each structure, to help you choose the right path for your business.

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