Scott Park, CPA, CA
For many new entrepreneurs and start-ups, the decision to incorporate a business is an exciting yet potentially daunting step to take. The goal of every business owner is to hopefully make a profit, but let’s face it, the start-up capital or money needed to fund the operations of the business when things get started may be a little tight. This typically forces the business owner to do things on their own to get things done even when they are out of their comfort zone or area of expertise. As a business owner, having a strong work ethic and do-it-yourself mentality is certainly a good thing; however, when it comes to something as important as properly incorporating your business it is best to avoid the pitfalls of doing it yourself. The problems can be fixed, of course, but not without time, effort and money.
Here are some of the common mistakes to avoid when incorporating.