Wondering which business structure would best suit your needs? Read on to find comparisons of some of the most common legal structures.
Once you decide, Nolo has books, forms, and online applications to help you create your business entity and keep it running once you have decided on your legal structure. For a complete list of Nolo's small business products, see the Small Business Products page.
Single owner businesses will want to understand the difference between these two business structures.
Corporations and S Corporations vs. LLCs
You may know you want limited liability, but how do you choose between a corporation versus an LLC?
Learn the differences between an LLC and partnership structure before deciding what entity is best for you.
LLC vs. LLP: What Is the Difference?
Take time to weigh the pros and cons of these two different business structures.
Chart: Ways to Organize Your Business
This chart shows the pros and cons of the different business entity forms--corporation, partnership, LLC, S corporation, sole proprietorship, and more.
Which Type of Business Entity Needs an Employer Identification Number (EIN)?
Find out which business structures need an EIN and how to obtain one.
Partnerships vs. Joint Ventures
Although partnerships and joint ventures share many similarities there are significant differences business owners should be aware of when attempting to form an alliance with another enterprise.
S Corporations vs. Sole Proprietorships
Operating as a sole proprietor or forming an S corporation? It depends.
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