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Business Entity Formation   

Gain key skills needed to navigate business entity formation in a corporate environment.

This course will teach you how to form, maintain and dissolve various business entities. You will have the chance to prepare various documents related to entity formation and maintenance. You will also learn many of the subtle differences between the various types of entities, which is ideal for paralegals working in the corporate law field.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


Gain key skills needed to navigate business entity formation in a corporate environment.
  1. Choice of entity
    1. Sole proprietorship
    2. Partnership
    3. Corporation
    4. Limited Liability Company
  2. Sole proprietorship is an entity that is owned by one person
    1. Requires no formal filing with the State
    2. Administrative requirements when starting a sole proprietorship
    3. Advantages and disadvantages to operating as a sole proprietorship
  3. A partnership requires two or individuals operating the partnership
    1. General partnership
    2. Limited partnership
    3. Important to have a partnership agreement
    4. Tax issues associated with partnerships
  4. A corporation comes into existence through the filing of Articles of Incorporation
    1. Prepare and file Articles of Incorporation
    2. Prepare Bylaws
    3. Prepare organizational minutes for the first meeting
  5. Limited Liability Company is a type of entity that is a cross between a corporation and a partnership

What you will learn

  • Various types of business entities
  • Benefits and requirements to form various types of business entities
  • Tax issues related various types of business entities

How you will benefit

  • You will build an understanding on how various entities are formed
  • Gain applicable knowledge needed to start a business entity

Self-Study

 

Business Entity Formation
Fee: $115.00
Dates: 1/1/2022 - 4/30/2022
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.