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Open a Corporation in the US Quickly by Using these Simple Steps

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Are you among those people who always wanted to have their own business? Read this guide and learn how to start a corporation quickly in a few simple steps.

Some people are born to be entrepreneurs. They see opening of a  company as a worthwhile challenge and nothing can stop them on the way to success. Then again, some others know that having their own business will give them many benefits, but are afraid to open this new chapter in their life.  

According to government data, there is a constant increase in new businesses. No matter which of the two groups you belong to, you must agree that having your own business has many advantages. Apart from being your own boss, it gives you the freedom to set your rules and deadlines, select working hours that suit you, and allows you more spare time to spend with family and friends.

If you have decided to open a company, the first thing you must do as a business owner is to decide on the best way to structure the business. In the US there are several ways to start and operate a business: you can select among a sole proprietor, a partnership, a limited liability company (LLC), or a corporation. If you are a group of people who have big plans for their business, then you should consider opening a corporation.

Why is a corporation a popular way to run a business?

When selecting the best way to operate their business, entrepreneurs are trying to understand which one will suit their needs and give them more benefits.

A corporation is an organization that usually includes a group of persons or a company and is authorized by the State to act as a single entity. It is also recognized as such by law for certain purposes.

It is also easier to raise capital for a corporation than for an LLC. A corporation also enjoys several corporate tax benefits and doesn’t need to pay  self-employment tax, unlike an LLC. Also, a corporation has a more formal management structure and the possibility of unlimited capital generation so it is more credible in the eyes of potential investors.

Several states have created laws to make corporations more attractive for future business owners. Also, non-citizens can start a corporation in the United States if they have a physical mailing address and a bank account in the US.

By keeping in mind that the initial cost of opening a corporation can be as low as $45, depending on the state, then it is a wise business structure to consider.

What are the types of corporation and which should I select?

Depending on your business and goals, you can select among several different types of corporation.

C Corporations 

C Corporations (C Corps) are the most basic and all businesses start with this type. They can be owned by many people and can have an unlimited number of stockholders. C Cops also have a board of directors; they can also be listed on a stock exchange and become public.

S Corporations 

S Corporations (S Corp) are known as unique type of corporatios. They are not a standard business structure, but offer a type of tax status. Their difference from C Crops is that ownership is limited to 100 shareholders and they can pass-through any business income to the shareholders to avoid double taxation.

Professional corporations 

Professional corporations are formed from professionals, licensed individuals from the same field. These are usually groups of lawyers or accountants who want to work together as a business entity for various reasons, including the tax and liability advantages offered by corporations.

Nonprofit corporations

Nonprofit corporations are charitable, educational, religious, or science organizations which do not pay income taxes on their profit. They are formed to use profits for a company’s mission rather than to distribute it to shareholders.

How to start a corporation

The process of starting a corporation requires several steps that should be followed before successfully completing the registration process.

Select a Proper Name

This is a very important step in forming a corporation. You should select a name that is simple and unique but also fulfills any of your state requirements. It must include the word “corporation,” “company,” “incorporated,” “limited” or an abbreviation of any of these terms. There are some names that you should avoid, like those which have words that cannot be used without approval, are trademarks or names which can be confused with the names of government agencies.

To be sure that a trademark or service mark is available, make sure you have checked the Federal trademark Database to make sure that the name you have selected for your corporation is available.

Select a Registered Agent 

A registered agent will conduct the necessary processes on behalf of your business, like dealing with the correspondence and paperwork for the state. A registered agent can be an individual or a business and is a service that is recommended in most of the states to prevent any negative consequences.

Hold an Organizational Meeting 

Holding an organizational meeting is an obligatory process before filing the formation documents for the corporation. The organizational meeting requires the fulfillment of several tasks, including setting the rules which will determine how your organization will run, determining the share structure, and appointment of directors. It culminates with everyone present signing the Incorporator’s Statement.

File the Formation Documents 

File the Formation Documents which cover the basics of your organization with your state. In most states, you can find these documents online.

Identify Your Business Entity 

Get an EIN to identify your business entity. It is used by the federal government and obtained by the business owner of the company to be able to open a bank account, hire employees, and use it for tax purposes.

Once the business is registered, you can open a business bank account, get a business credit card, take out insurance, and sign legal documents on behalf of your corporation. 

The idea of Bigtime Daily landed this engineer cum journalist from a multi-national company to the digital avenue. Matthew brought life to this idea and rendered all that was necessary to create an interactive and attractive platform for the readers. Apart from managing the platform, he also contributes his expertise in business niche.

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Techniques That Helped Jeremy Miner Jump From $0 to $2.4 Million

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When Jeremy Miner, the CEO of 7th Level Communications, first started out in sales, he noticed something: nothing he was doing was working (similar to many salespeople’s first experiences). He, like us, had been taught many techniques from the old sales model and from so-called ‘sales gurus,’ but he wasn’t achieving the six figures a year that they said he could make following their techniques. At the same time, he was in college studying Behavioral Science and Human Psychology, and he was struck by how what he was learning about the human brain contrasted from what he had been taught in sales. He was studying how the brain makes decisions and how people are persuaded to do something. It was the complete opposite of the traditional selling techniques.

“I knew I wanted to succeed in sales. To do so, I knew I needed to take a giant leap outside my comfort zone. Following the status quo wasn’t going to work,” Miner said. “So, rather than just listening to the methods I had been taught, I decided I’d go in search of another sales training program with the behavioral science elements of sales. I searched… invested in many training courses… attended many events… and read many books. But none of them had the questions that I needed to ask to get my prospects to persuade themselves in a step by step sequence rooted in human psychology.”

So… he created it himself. “You may think that would’ve been easy, since I was studying behavioral science in school. Far from it! But as I continued my trial and error process, I eventually got to a place where I mastered the series of questions that I now call ‘Neuro-Emotional Persuasion Questions’ (more on these soon). And, the year I finally felt I had mastered it, I ended up making $2,370,485 dollars in the year in straight commission as a W-2 sales rep.”

Techniques That Took Jeremy Miner to $2.4 Million

 Miner now teaches students around the world how to practice the new mode of selling, which means ditching the traditional model. He goes in depth into each of the neuro-emotional persuasion questions in his course. These questions are intended to help the prospect convince themselves that they need what you’re selling.

  1. Asking questions more than presenting. “I now tell my students that prospects should be the ones talking for about 80 percent of the conversation. To guide this, ask questions. “Engage, don’t tell” is one of the three main forms of communication that I teach in the new model of selling. The “Old Model’ of Selling DOES ask some questions. But, 99 percent of salespeople don’t ask the ‘right’ questions at the right time in the conversation. They just ask ‘surface’ questions which only get you the superficial answers from your potential customers.

Rather, it’s critical to ask specific, skilled questions that bring out emotion from your prospects on what their problems are doing to them. These could be what I call ‘problem awareness’ questions where you ask what problems they have, and how they’re affecting them. These are followed by ‘solution awareness’ questions, where you ask what they have done in the past about solving their problems, what has worked, and what hasn’t, which helps them view you more as a trusted authority who is there to help them, and not just sell to them,” Miner said.

  1. Helping the prospect recognize the consequences of not solving their problem. “Another type of NEPQ question that is particularly effective is what I call ‘consequence questions.’ Once you have established what the problem is and what the solution could be, it’s important that the prospect states out loud the consequences of not resolving their problem. In other words, they hear in their own voice what would happen if they don’t solve the problem (buy your solution) — what they’d be missing out on. Perhaps this would be lost social media exposure if they don’t purchase your social media organic reach service, or they lose a sense of safety if they don’t immediately purchase your security device system,” said Miner.

When they are the ones to say it out loud, they’re more likely to persuade themselves. Contrast this with if you filled in the blanks for them and said, “You’ll lose social media exposure if you don’t purchase this today.” The fact that you were the one to say it totally changes the effectiveness of the statement. Even if that’s completely true and they believe it, too, they don’t want to hear you tell them — they’ll likely get defensive and get off the call.

  1. Engaging and discovering in a helpful conversation. 

So, it shouldn’t just be following a script or giving a pitch, but it shouldn’t just be asking questions, either. Rather, the best sales conversations work in a banter between salesperson and prospect. I call this ‘learning and discovering from each other.’ Imagine this like you’d talk with a friend who you had no intention of selling to. You ask your friend how business is going, and they complain about something related to what your business solves. So, you ask some more questions to understand more, then mention what you do. The equal playing field is your mutual curiosity to hear what the other has to say.

It shouldn’t be any different in a sales conversation. It shouldn’t be you shoving your product pitch down a prospect’s throat. That’s simply not what they want, and a great way to lose a potential sale.

To learn about Miner’s exact NEPQ process, visit his website: 7thlevelhq.com.

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