If you own a small business and you wish to protect your assets, and stretch your tax dollar to the fullest then you might wish to consider incorporating your business. Maybe you don’t know a lot about how to incorporate your business, or why you should. Perhaps, you’d like to know the history behind the reasons people have incorporated their businesses in the past, or how that relates to the same needs, challenges, and issues of our present time and your particular business.
If so, there is a book that I would highly recommend, and one that I have in my own personal library. Interestingly enough, this book has been on my library shelf for 30-years. And when I was clearing out all the old books, donating some and giving others away, I decided to keep it. Not because I could use this same book today to incorporate a business, I can hire a lawyer to do that.
Rather, because I think the history, and arguments for and against incorporating a small business are discussed at length, and they still play today. The name of the book is;
“How to Incorporate; A Handbook for Entrepreneur and Professionals,” by Michael diamond and JL Williams, 1987.
Boy, have things changed since 1987, still much of the philosophy and definitions of course and all the history is the same, but the forms are much different and now there are LLCs which they didn’t have at all back then. This book is extremely interesting because it helps us understand the evolution of corporations in America both large and small. The flow of business law is quite interesting in that regard. Indeed, I hope you will please consider this.