Take the time to do it right when selecting a title for your In years to come the name of your pageant will be a reflection on you and how you run your business. Your passions and desires will be conveyed by the name you choose.
I chose the name "Shelly's Pageant Express". First my name is in it, second, the type of business, a Pageant, and third, that it is all about expressing your-self.
The business name could be associated with the region you live and work in..For example I have a company called "Louisiana's Most Talked About Productions", which produces the Miss New Orleans Pageant, Miss Jefferson Parish, Miss Louisiana State, and other pageants.
Once you decide on a name I suggest you do a search on the internet to see if someone has already tabbed the name for a pageant company, a website, or something Experiment with different internet browsers. The results will vary depending on the browser you search with. I use Yahoo, Google, Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox.
If your name is already taken, but is in a different country, you might still be able to use it. Will that really be a wise decision?As your beauty contest grows in size and prominence could their be confusion associated with the name?
OK you picked a name, now it is time to find out from your local government on the next steps for incorporation. The Secretary of State for the state you reside in is the method here in America. Everything I needed was on the website for the Secretary of State here in Louisiana.
I had to file an "Articles of Organization" form with a check for $75. Then I brought it to a notary for an additional $20. After mailing the package I received my certification in the mail within a week.
In the US you also file for an EIN(Employee Identification Number with the IRS). 15 minutes online was all it took.|
I have found similar sites in other countries by doing a search on the internet. Having a legal expert as a friend would be convenient in these matters.
There are different types of corporations to choose from.
Incorporation acts as a veil to protect you by clearly separating you the person from the business. If you are going it alone a sole proprietorship is a good choice. A partnership is necessary if you have others involved in the ownership of this enterprise.
Different types of corporate structures offer different taxing options. Limited Liability Corporation, or LLC, is a fairly new corporate structure. This form of corporation allows you to just pay the taxes on your personal profits instead of the company.This decision is a very personal one based on your needs, as well as the country you live and operate in, so it is beyond my abilities to advise you on this topic from this article. Once again search the internet for information on business types.
A non-profit organization is another type. Non-profits are great for raising funds for a cause that is close to your heart.
The rules and regulations for non-profits are quite different from for-profit businesses.You register them at the same place as the for-profit business. The Secretary of State's office is the department in Louisiana.
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