A business is defined as a legally registered entity or company that is engaged in business, commercial, or administrative activities. In simple terms, it can be considered a partnership where more than one person takes an interest in the business. Businesses can either be public or private entities. Private ones are entitled to enjoy less tax benefits compared to those that are registered under the laws of state and national government. A public company must have a voting share capital in order to enjoy certain tax deductions. Public companies can also be limited by laws of its country or state.
Examples of some businesses include partnerships, proprietorship and corporation. A partnership deals with the activities of the partners, while a corporation is an association of people who share the ownership and control of the said corporation. In most cases, a partnership is one which provides services or products that are useful and can be of value to other people while a corporation is a separate entity totally from its shareholders or owners.
Another type of business is the sole proprietorship. This happens when the only owner is the person who has established the business organization. There is no other person involved. There are advantages and disadvantages to this kind of business organization such as the minimal risks and the ability to reap more profits without any debts.
Another very important thing to understand about NPSs is that they are subject to some major risks. They include NPEs (National Private Security Officers), EOEs (Employee Owned Entities) and KOs (Kerry Companies). NPO and EOEs are corporations that do not have a key person who will act as the company’s fiduciary. Key terms here include NPS, EOE and KOs.
Key terms in NPSs include the ownership structure, control and liability of the corporation. The corporation will only be able to use for profit NPSs. This means that the shareholders of the corporation will only be able to use their shares for the corporation’s profit. EMOs are also corporations that do not have a key person who will act as a fiduciary. EMOs are subject to risks though as there are possibilities that the corporation might incur losses and therefore be able to lose its shareholders’ profits.
One of the most important things about a business owned by the corporation is that the business owner will have limited liability. The reason why is because he is only liable for the profits made by his business and not his personal assets. He will also be taxed solely on the profits he makes hence his taxes will be lower. These are some of the reasons why many people prefer to engage in business with a sole proprietorship rather than a corporation.