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When starting a business, the options can be overwhelming. Sole proprietor, S corporation, C corporation, limited liability company—which entity type is right for you? Before you file the paperwork for your new company, use the links below to learn the differences between these various types of businesses and the benefits and drawbacks of each.

  • C Corporation
    Learn more about advantages and disadvantages of forming a C corporation here.
  • S Corporation
    While S corporations operate in the same way as C corporations, the S corporation status enables shareholders to treat the earnings and profits as distributions and have them pass through directly to their personal tax returns.
  • Benefits of Incorporating
    Learn about the benefits of forming a corporation, including no personal liability for the obligations of the corporation and tax advantages that come with forming a corporate entity.
  • LLC
    Limited Liability Companies share some of the characteristics of a corporation and others of a partnership. Take a closer look.
  • Entity Comparison Chart
    Review the main differences between S-corps, C-corps, and Limited Liability Companies (or LLCs). Issues addressed include mlitiple classes of stock, number of shareholders or members, ownership by other business entities, and tax and benefit information.
  • DBA
    A DBA (or Doing Business As) is a way to conduct business under a name other than your own, either for an individual (sole proprietorship), partnership, or incorporated entity. Learn more here.
  • DBA vs. Incorporation
    Click Industries outlines the differences between an incorporated entity and a DBA, or Doing Business As (also known as an Assumed Name or Fictitious Business Name).
  • Do I Need a Lawyer?
    Learn how you can save up to 90% on legal fees by using Click Industries—Instead of a high-priced corporate lawyer—to prepare and file your corporate paperwork.
  • 501(c)(3) Non Profit
    In order for your non-profit corporation to legally accept tax-deductable donations, you will need to obtain 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. You may form a 501(c)(3) for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes.
  • Corporate Definitions
    We explain much of the terminology used throughout the business formation process, as well as provide information on bylaws and corporate minutes.