Daily Archives: January 20, 2009

The right legal structure for your business

There are many variables to choosing the right business entity, but a good place to start is to prioritize liability issues over tax issues

Q: I’m trying to start an independent record label, and I’m also a piano accompanist. I’d like to combine both those services under one company, but I’m still deciding whether to classify my business as a sole proprietorship or a corporation. Would a corporation provide me with more tax advantages if I earn under a certain amount of income? If I’m more successful in subsequent years, would it be hard to change the legal structure? —E.F., Miami

A: This is a common sticking point for entrepreneurs getting started and there are many factors that go into making the decision. The legal technicalities are complex and the pros and cons can be confusing. You’re best off if you can meet with an attorney who specializes in small business …more from BusinessWeek. Flickr photo credit: College Park Speed and the…’s photostream

By | January 20, 2009|Administration & Finance, Blog|0 Comments

Women in nonprofit technology who rock: adding to Fast Company’s most influential women in technology list

In December, Fast Company published an article called “The Most Influential Women in Web 2.0” featuring about a dozen amazing women who work in the Web 2.0 world. The list included BlogHer founders Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins, and Lisa Stone. Kaliya Hamlin, who is the founder of She’s Geeky, a women and technology conference taking place in Mountain View, CA on January 30-31st was also on the list.

The post sparked heated debate. Fast Company responded with “The Most Influential Women in Technology.”

I’m humbled to be listed in the “Activists” category!

But as with any “best of” or “most this or that” list, it’s bound to be incomplete. So, when Lynne Johnson from Fast Company asked me to blog a list, I thought I’d create a nonprofit technology category and acknowledge the work of these awesome women …more from Beth’s Blog. Photo credit: Fast Company

By | January 20, 2009|Blog, Diversity, Nonprofits|0 Comments