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Questions tagged [incorporation]

For questions concerning turning an unincorporated business into a legal entity.

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I've started freelance consulting. I want to ask an old colleague to join as a fellow freelance consultant. How?

I've incorporated as a solo freelance consultant. I have 1 client at 20 hours/week. My marketing plan is through content-marketing via a technical blog. I'd like to ask an old coworker to join as a ...
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Contract work- what are the advantages of setting up your own company/ incorporating yourself?

I live in the UK, work in the IT industry, and have recently started working as a 'contractor' in my own right for the first time. Over the last few years, I have had a few 'fixed term contracts' ...
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Are more corporate doors open for incorporated freelancers?

I am aware that some companies are reluctant to directly hire unincorporated independent contractors for shorter-term software engineering projects. What happens is that instead they engage the ...
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Client requires that I register as a business

I am drafting a contract with a potential client (French university) for a yearlong remote consulting job. When I wrote my own name and my personal bank account info on the contract, the admin from ...
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How would an independent web developer land a large commercial job?

I'm an independent web developer and graphic designer who mainly prospects small local businesses and independent artists found online. When I'm out doing cold calls in person, I look for buildings ...
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Running payroll for self - Provincially Incorporated in Canada

I have recently incorporated (provincially) and providing IT services as an employee of my incorporation. Its been couple of months and I need to run payroll for myself. Am not sure where/how to start....
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Contractor going Full time - what do I do with my incorporation?

I live in Canada and for the last 2 years I was doing contract development under a federally incorporated business. But now I am full time and wondering what I need to do with my incorporation. I ...
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Disadvantages to incorporation/forming an LLC?

In previous questions there seems to be a general consensus to seek incorporation early and always. Are there any reasons not to? Are there additional burdens that hit LLC's, corporations, and the ...
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What does an LLC's limited liability really protect you against (if you are sole owner and employee)?

I have looked into forming an LLC a few times in the US (right now I am better off not doing so for tax reasons while I am abroad but that is another story). However in my research, I may be ...