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.

How Your Small Business Can Prep For Q4

  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 holiday marketing and sales […]

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4 Personality Traits to Look For When Hiring

  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 the skills and experience […]

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

  by Deborah Sweeney 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 Don Miguel […]

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How to Properly Hire Your First Employee

  by Deborah Sweeney The United States economy is currently enjoying “a hiring spree,” according to a recent report from The Washington Post. 223,000 jobs were added, allowing the unemployment rate to fall to 3.8 percent. As more jobs continue to be added and businesses make the decision to bring on full-time employees, entrepreneurs who have […]

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Should Entrepreneurs Act As Their Own Registered Agent?

  “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 an entrepreneur. For those […]

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What’s the Difference Between DBAs and Trademarks?

  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 mistaken as being essentially […]

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

  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. Self-employed professionals are defined […]

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3 Traits to Look For in a Great Business Partner

  The business world was rocked to the core on January 30th when three corporations — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase — announced they were partnering together to form an independent health care company for their U.S. employees. While the initiative is still in its early stages (so early that nobody knows exactly what it […]

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5 Ways Businesses Can Start Prepping For Tax Season Now

  Happy New Year! Are you ready to tackle your taxes? If you answered “no,” don’t worry. As the holiday season wraps up, many small business owners may find that they aren’t quite ready to dive into their tax paperwork — even though there may be the promise of a great tax return awaiting them. […]

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Form a B Corp in 2018

  This year, I started a series on my company’s blog where I interviewed proud owners of B Corporations. If you’re not familiar with the entity, B Corps are for-profit companies. They are certified by B Lab and encourage entrepreneurs to give back to business and society. They must also meet standards of social and […]

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