Users' questions

Can I have an LLC and work for someone else?

Can I have an LLC and work for someone else?

LLC Rules and Regulations Despite common belief, individuals are not forbidden to form an LLC while they are still employed by another company. The legal procedures to do so vary from state to state, but states do not look into employment status when forming an LLC.

Can you buy an LLC for someone?

There are some LLCs that only allow members to sell shares to other members or to the limited liability company itself. There are two different ways you can buy an LLC. The first option is forming a new LLC and buying the assets of an LLC that already exists. The second option is buying the entire LLC.

When do you need to have a LLC?

An injury to someone due to a service your business provides such as accounting, as a driver, or as a doctor leads to personal liability for negligence or malpractice claims. LLCs must be maintained and be in compliance with state laws such as filing an annual report on time.

How does a LLC work for a business?

An LLC is a type of business structure that treats owners like partners but gives them the choice to be taxed like a corporation. This form of business allows for flexibility in ownership and management. Once the owners have decided how they would like to be taxed, managed, and organized, they will spell it all out in an operating agreement.

Do you need an operating agreement to start a LLC?

Operating agreements are not required in order to start an LLC in most states, but they are beneficial documents to the founding of a successful business. These agreements outline the benefits, responsibilities (financial and otherwise), and percent of investment of each member.

What happens if you run a business without a license?

Operating without a business license puts a question mark on your business practices. Customers may get an impression that your business does not follow legal procedures and ethical practices. To report a business operating without a license, you just need a computer with internet access. Search online for your state’s Department of Licensing.

Do you need a LLC for your business?

The more overwhelming part of the process is perhaps learning to run your LLC as a separate business entity. This means deliberately separating company and personal bank accounts, credit cards, and general finances. Since I’d been a sole proprietor for so long, this took me a while to get the hang of (and I’m still learning!).

Can a LLC have both employees and owners?

LLCs and Employees. LLCs are popular for the liability protection they provide to the owners of a company. In the event an employee action leads to liabilities for the company, these protections remain in place only for owners, not for employees.

Can a LLC have unlimited number of employees?

An LLC can have an unlimited number of employees. An employee is defined as any individual who is hired for wages or salary. There is a distinction between the employees, who work for the company, and the independent contractors, who may perform contracted work tasks for the company but are not among the company’s employees.

What are the benefits of having a LLC?

An LLC will provide some liability protections. For instance, if someone trips and falls at your office, a person may pursue litigation against the LLC, but members will be personally protected. Or, if the LLC defaults on rent (and a member did not personally guarantee the lease) your personal liability would be limited.