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Running a Web Design Business: Defining Your Business Structure

Course Summary

Learn which business structure (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or LLC) is right for your web design business, and find out how it impacts licensing and permitting processes, taxes, and recordkeeping.


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    Course Syllabus

    •  Introduction
    • Welcome
    • Disclaimer
    • 1. Overview of Business Structures
    • Understanding your business-structure options
    • Sole proprietorship: Advantages and disadvantages
    • Partnerships: Advantages and disadvantages
    • C corporation: Advantages and disadvantages
    • S corporation: Advantages and disadvantages
    • LLC: Advantages and disadvantages
    • Choosing your business structure using five key questions
    • 2. Sample Businesses
    • Introducing Amy's web design business
    • Amy's web design business as a sole proprietorship
    • Amy's web design business as an LLC
    • 3. Forming a Sole Proprietorship
    • Getting started with business names and fictitious business names
    • Obtaining local licenses and permits
    • Applying for a city business tax receipt
    • Applying for a county business tax receipt
    • Opening a business bank account
    • Understanding state tax obligations
    • Understanding federal tax obligations
    • 4. Forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    • Getting started with a name for your LLC
    • Filing the Articles of Organization
    • Creating an operating agreement
    • Obtaining local licenses or permits
    • Applying for a city business tax receipt
    • Applying for a county business tax receipt
    • Understanding tax election for LLCs
    • Applying for an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
    • Opening a business bank account
    • Understanding state tax obligations
    • Understanding federal tax obligations
    • Conclusion
    • Next steps: Finding professional support


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 2 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations Community

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