17 May Benefits of Incorporating
If you’re a business owner you’ve probably wondered if you should incorporate your business. Incorporating in British Columbia can provide several benefits for business owners, including:
- Limited liability: Incorporating your business separates your personal assets from your business assets. This means that if your business faces financial problems, your personal assets are generally protected.
- Tax advantages: Incorporating can provide tax advantages, such as lower tax rates for small businesses and the ability to deduct certain expenses.
- Credibility: A corporation can enhance the credibility of your business and make it easier to attract customers, investors, and lenders.
- Continuity: A corporation is a separate legal entity that can continue to exist even if the owners or shareholders change.
- Easier access to capital: Incorporating sometimes makes it easier to access capital through loans, investments, and other funding sources.
- Reduced personal liability: Incorporating can help reduce personal liability for business debts and other obligations.
- Professional image: Incorporating can help create a more professional image for your business and help you stand out in a crowded market.
- Greater flexibility: Incorporating can provide greater flexibility in terms of ownership structure, management, and decision-making.
Incorporating in British Columbia does have legal and administrative requirements, and it’s important to seek the advice of a lawyer and accountant to ensure that you choose the right type of corporation and meet all the necessary legal and tax requirements. If you are thinking of incorporating and want more information, reach out to our Sitka Law Group corporate lawyers today for a free initial consultation.