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Start-ups best served by regulatory strategies

There are two recent books on startups (“The Fixer” and “Regulatory Hacking”) that each addresses the frequently overlooked importance of integrating regulatory strategies into the plan for starting a business. While each has a different perspective, the New York Times Business Section sees real merit in anticipating regulation.

Switching from a S corporation to a C corporation

The Internal Revenue Service provided new guidelines for how companies can change their accounting and business structure. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has now reduced the top tax rate of C corporations from 35 to 21 percent. According to accounting experts, the new law also gives pass-through (and start-up friendly) entities such as S corporations a 20 percent tax deduction on business income, although there are certain limitations, including its expiration in 2025 unless Congress extends it.

Helping a kid start a business

Parents ideally love their children and will do nearly anything to help them out. This can lead to problems, however, if your child has announced that he or she wants to buy a food truck or launch a tech start-up that focuses on video games. Nevertheless, just as many businesses have started in the garage, there have been many successful businesses funded by parents, including Amazon, GoPro and Chipotle.

Should Your New Start-Up Be Brick-and-Mortar?

Renting apartments does not have the zing of a tech start-up that created the next virtual reality breakthrough, but the rental market has heated up recently in cities like Atlanta where limited rental stock has driven the rent prices ever upwards. This has left some business people to wonder if it is time to go into the real estate rental business.

What makes a startup fail?

We usually only hear about startups that are successful. When a startup manages to take off, business media love to point to a success story about a small business that made it big. But entrepreneurs who see the behind-the-scenes struggle of running a business know that not every startup is a success.

What do venture capitalists look for in startups?

One of the most difficult parts of getting a small business off the ground is finding adequate funding. Ambitious entrepreneurs look for funding from multiple sources, like business loans, family and friends and even crowdfunding. But there is one particular source of funding that every entrepreneur dreams of: A deep-pocketed venture capitalist who is willing to invest.

Buy a retirement community or start one from scratch?

Perhaps you work in a retirement community or have always had special reasons to want to own one. You have decided the time is coming, and the main question weighing on your mind is whether to buy an existing community or start one from scratch.

Business formation types that limit personal liability

If you are working to establish your own small business, one of the first and most important steps involves determining what type of business entity you would like to create. Different business entities have varying benefits and drawbacks, and what works best for one type of company may differ broadly from what is best for another.

How will the new tax bill affect small businesses?

For the first time since the presidency of Ronald Reagan, the United States tax system is undergoing a massive overhaul. Spearheaded by Congressional Republicans and signed into law by President Trump, the overhaul will herald significant changes for millions of Americans. The new law will take effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

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