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3 Key Differences Between LLCs and S Corporations

New business owners often get confused when it comes to the differences between LLCs and S Corporations. In truth, the entities are similar in many ways. Both are designed to shield the individual owners from liabilities incurred by the entity. This means that in many circumstances, the owners of LLCs or S Corporations cannot be sued personally for the debts of the company. Additionally, both limited liability companies (LLCs) and S Corporations can enter into contracts, incur debts, and initiate lawsuits in their organizational capacity. Note that I’ve chosen to focus solely on S Corps in this article to keep…

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Crowdfunding: SEC to Miss Deadline for JOBS Act Rules

Crowdfunding: SEC to Miss Deadline for JOBS Act Rules My readers will recall that back in May 2012, I wrote about the JOBS Act and its revolutionary crowdfunding provisions. This new law promises to make a new source of funding available to startups and potentially create whole new industries. Unfortunately, this can’t happen until the rules are laid down, and it looks like the SEC is not going to meet its legally-mandated deadline.

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Best Coffee in America?

Best Coffee in America? Does Dunkin’ Donuts provide the Best Coffee in America? Maybe so, but the US Patent and Trademark Office has refused to allow them to register BEST COFFEE IN AMERICA as a trademark.When is a proposed trademark “merely laudatory,” and what the heck is “puffery?” Read on to find out.

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