Author: Deborah Sweeney

Deborah Sweeney is the CEO of MyCorporation.com which provides online legal filing services for entrepreneurs and businesses, startup bundles that include corporation and LLC formation, registered agent services, DBAs, and trademark and copyright filing services. You can find MyCorporation on Twitter at @MyCorporation.

National Women’s Small Business Month: 3 Ways To Be a Better Leader by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor Did you know that there are more than 11 million woman-owned businesses in the United States? October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and in celebration the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) created a new infographic showing the impact female entrepreneurs have in business. According to the infographic, these 11.3 […]

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3 Questions Small Businesses Need To Ask Before Hiring Fall Interns by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor Autumn is right around the corner, and many small businesses are preparing to recruit interns for the fall semester. Hiring an intern is exciting for a small business. Interns bring fresh perspectives and ideas for projects to revitalize departments that may be getting stagnant. Some internships are so successful that […]

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Why Does My Business Need State Unemployment Insurance? by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor Small businesses have no shortage of items to check off their initial to-do list. The journey begins once they have incorporated or formed an LLC. Then, they must look into registering trademarks, obtaining employer identification numbers (EINs), and getting relevant business licenses. Filing for state unemployment insurance might be a […]

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What Does It Take To Turn A Summer Side Hustle Into A Small Business? by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor Summertime and the living is easy — especially when business is booming from your side hustle! If you’ve been running a successful summer side hustle for a few years now, you might want to consider spinning it off into a full-time gig. What does it take to turn a side […]

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Should You Incorporate As A Professional Corporation Or Professional LLC? by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor When it comes to incorporating a small business, I generally recommend a broad range of legal formations to entrepreneurs. These entities often include limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, and corporations. Each entity provides liability protection, which ensures the separation of personal and professional assets. Entities like these are also ideal […]

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What Do Entrepreneurs Gain From Incorporating A Business? by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor Should you incorporate your business? Is it really necessary to incorporate if you want to run a business? As the leader of a business that specializes in document filing services, I hear the first question asked quite a bit by new and existing entrepreneurs alike. My answer is always a […]

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What The Landscape For U.S. Women Inventors Looks Like by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor This February, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a report called “Progress and Potential: A Profile Of Women Inventors On U.S. Patents.” The report opens by sharing the story of Hannah Wilkinson Slater. She is considered to be the first woman that received a U.S. patent for […]

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Why Millennials Should Start A Small Business In 2019 by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor I never imagined my career would lead me to become an entrepreneur. Prior to purchasing a small business in 2009, I was a lawyer. Had I not been presented with the opportunity to become a small business owner, I might still be in the legal profession. I loved what I […]

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Angel Investors In America: 3 Facts Entrepreneurs Should Know About These Financers by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor You may already know the definition of an angel investor. This is an individual who invests in a startup using a portion of their existing finances. Chances are you may also be familiar with an angel investor’s involvement with a business, too. Most investors, once they have provided a startup […]

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Who Benefits From Small Business Saturday? by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor I’ve blogged about Small Business Saturday, the festive holiday created by American Express, for close to a decade. Some of these articles have been from a small business owner’s perspective, such as how entrepreneurs can promote their participation to bring in more shoppers. Others have been from the customer standpoint, […]

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