CT Expert Insights

CT Expert Insights

Listen to CT Expert Insights for advice, tips, and tools to help start, run, and grow your business no matter the location. Topics covered in this series include strategy, incorporation, business licenses, compliance, and much more. We also feature interviews with business thought leaders & industry experts.

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November 11, 2021 12 min
Choosing the right entity is one of the most important decisions a business owner can make, and an entity that will protect you from having to pay corporate taxes on top of personal income taxes can be very attractive. It's known as an S Corporation. CT Corporation Manager of Customer Service Tim Jensen explains what it takes to be eligible to file as an S Corporation, how this entity differs from other entity types, and what...
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Could a holding company be the key to making sure your business survives tough stretches and unexpected interruptions like a pandemic? CT Corporation Publications Attorney Sandra Feldman explains what holding companies and operating companies are and walks us through the major benefits and possible drawbacks of choosing this kind of business structure.

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October 7, 2021 8 min
One of the first critical decisions for any aspiring business owner is determining the right business formation or incorporation for you. But why is it important? What are the different options for incorporation and what should be the most important factors in choosing one? We discuss all of this and the incorporation process with CT Corporation Customer Service Manager Tim Jensen.

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A record number of new businesses started in 2020 but many aspiring entrepreneurs are still reluctant to chase their dreams because of their fear of failure. CT Corporation Manager of Customer Service Tim Jensen joins us to explain how that fear is actually a good thing that can be leveraged to make your new business even better. He also offers advice on how to translate prior business failures into future success.

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September 2, 2021 16 min
Choosing a name for your business is one of the most important decisions any business owner will make. You want it to be memorable and to explain exactly what you do. But naming a business also needs to follow the rules in your state. What do you do if some other business already has the name you want? What is the difference between a legal name and the name the public knows you by? And what words should you be careful not to i...
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August 19, 2021 13 min
Over the past 18 months, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPAC's, have exploded in popularity for businesses and celebrity influencers. But what exactly is a SPAC? What advantages does it have compared to a more traditional initial public offering? What risks should you know about? And how could it impact your business? We get answers to these questions and more with CT Corporation Senior Director Amit Rajvanshy.

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August 5, 2021 11 min
It is vital for business owners to protect themselves and their firms through a formal business entity. The limited liability company, or LLC, is an extremely popular choice, but why is that? CT Corporation Customer Service Manager Tim Jensen joins us to explain the many benefits of LLC's and the due diligence you need to perform before making your choice official. Jensen also walks us through the steps of setting up an LLC a...
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Some businesses are looking to acquire other firms weakened by the pandemic and others are looking to merge to stay afloat. But as these opportunities present themselves, what do business owners need to know before completing a deal? CT Corporation Publications Attorney Sandra Feldman shares five critical pieces of information you will need before signing any agreement.

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Some business owners get a very unwelcome surprise when they find out a UCC-1 filing was made against their company. When false, such filings make a business look like a bad bet for lenders and other financial providers. So how do these filings happen? What can be done to set the record straight? And how can you find out whether your business is impacted before the lenders do? We get answers from CT Corporation Publications At...
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If your business did not have employees working from home before the pandemic, there's a very good chance you quickly figured it out in March of 2020. Now that the business world is reopening, many business owners are planning to have employees continue working from home. But what do we need to know to remain compliant when it comes to business licensing and other obligations? CT Corporation Compliance Business Consultant Don...
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With a pandemic easing and an economy fighting to recover, law firms are also experiencing a lot of changes. What are the biggest changes that firms are facing? Which parts of the world are seeing the most change? And what opportunities and challenges are law firms seeing right now? We get answers from Devlin Fisher, global sales support manager at CT Corporation.

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CT Corporation Compliance Business Consultant Donia Wade walks us through the key steps for acquiring and maintaining a business license. She also offers best practices for staying on top of license compliance issues and making the process for renewing or adding licenses as simple as possible.

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May 13, 2021 10 min
Whether retiring, selling a business, or having to close, knowing how to properly dissolve a business is critically important. CT Corporation Manager of Customer Service Tim Jensen walks us through the key steps of dissolution, the risks created by not going through the process properly, and why it's good to understand all of this before we actually need to do it.

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Natalie Mendell and Alejandro Martinez of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce discuss their proactive approach to helping businesses in New York City after a year of uncertainty. Martell and Martinez discuss their program of going door-to-door to meet with business owners, learn their concerns, and point them towards resources that will address their concerns over financing, leasing, and more.

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April 15, 2021 8 min
CT Corporation Manager of Customer Service Tim Jensen explains the many benefits of incorporation, how to choose the right entity type for your business, and how to navigate the actual process of incorporation.

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For more and more law firms, growth and expansion often mean doing work in other countries. In this edition of Expert Insights, CT’s Global Sales Support Manager, Rob McHugh, discusses the opportunities and challenges of doing work internationally, and how law firms can structure their internal operations to best address growing global legal work.

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As businesses continue to look for global opportunities, the law firms that support them can face their own set of challenges. More and more client work contains an international component for which law firms must be prepared to handle. In this edition of Expert Insights, CT’s Global Sales Support Manager, Devlin Fisher, discusses how the global pandemic has affected business activity and the marketplace, what practice areas are se...
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Millions of people were forced to work from home in 2020 and now some businesses plan to keep it that way. But what do business leaders need to know to stay compliant when it comes to teleworking employees? CT Corporation’s Compliance Business Consultant Donia Wade explains the compliance areas that you need to know about, when a business license is required for these situations, and what tools can make your compliance easier.

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When starting a new business, you have options on what type of entity to establish. Two common considerations are a sole proprietorship and a limited liability corporation. What are the advantages of each, what are the possible downsides, and how will this decision impact taxes for your business? We discuss all these questions and more with CT Corporation Publications Attorney Sandra Feldman.

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January 28, 2021 8 min
After much debate, the COVID relief bill is now law and it includes more than $284 billion of relief for small businesses through a third round of the Paycheck Protection Program. CT Corporation Publications Attorney Sandra Feldman joins us to explain what is different about this round of PPP loans, why most of the changes are good news for business owners, and how you can apply for relief.

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