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.
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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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How Your Small Business Can Prep For Q4 by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor As small businesses wrap up Q3 and head into Q4, it’s highly likely that entrepreneurs are already mentally and physically focused on the final quarter of the year. The holiday season is just around the corner and 2019 isn’t too far behind either. It’s easy to get swept away in […]

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4 Personality Traits to Look For When Hiring by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor A few months ago, we discussed what an employer needs to do in order to properly hire their first employee. Before you hire, most small business owners conduct a series of thorough phone and in-person interviews with interested candidates. Hiring is about more than bringing on a team member with […]

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What “The Four Agreements” Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Running a Business by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor What book would you make required reading for everyone on Earth? That’s the question posed by the July/August 2018 issue of The Atlantic, which drew on answers from a wide variety of sources including literary critics, film directors, and published authors. One author, Imbolo Mbue, recommended “The Four Agreements” by […]

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How to Properly Hire Your First Employee by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor The United States economy is currently enjoying “a hiring spree,” according to a recent report from The Washington Post. 223,000 jobs were added in May 2018, allowing the unemployment rate to fall to 3.8 percent which is the lowest it has been since 2000. As more jobs continue to be […]

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Should Entrepreneurs Act As Their Own Registered Agent? by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor “To act as your own registered agent or to work with a third party? That is the question.” We might have paraphrased this famous quote from William Shakespeare to fit into the present day, but we have a feeling the Bard might have shared similar musings if he had been […]

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What’s the Difference Between DBAs and Trademarks? by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor Many entrepreneurs new to the world of small business may find themselves easily mixing up the industry’s terminology and assorted acronyms. Trademarks, copyrights, dissolutions, EINS, DBAs, SUI, LLC… You may need to write the definitions down in order to memorize them at first! Trademarks and DBAs, in particular, often get […]

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Self-Employed or in the Gig Economy? Why the Difference Matters for Taxes by @DeborahSweeney

by Deborah Sweeney | Featured Contributor Unless you happen to fall into one of the two categories, you may not know the difference between self-employed professionals and gig economy workers. According to the Second Annual Self-Employment Report released by accounting software company FreshBooks, these two groups are often categorized as a single entity despite their differences. […]

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