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What Is a Business Entity?

Posted by Chris Peterson | Sep 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

What Is a Business Entity?

What Is a Business EntityAn entity is a being that physically exists and is largely self-contained. Relating this definition to businesses, a business entity is both the fact and form of a commercial, corporate, non-profit, or other institution. Your Conroe business attorney will help you decide upon what form of business is best suited to your needs, and help to ensure that your business thrives.


All entities are affected by the environment around them, and this holds true with business entities. You will need to decide where it is best to situate your business, for location is extremely important. If, for instance, you decide upon a strip mall where all the other businesses have closed, this is certain to negatively impact the traffic to your business. Moreover, as a Conroe business attorney will advise you, it would not be appropriate to open an exclusive boutique in an economically depressed location.

Form of the Business

Each business owner's needs are unique, so there is no one optimal form of business that is best for everyone. If yours is a very small enterprise with no employees, for instance, you may find that a sole proprietorship is best for you. If you are more concerned with avoiding personal liability, then an LLC or corporation may be better. Your Conroe business attorney will discuss in detail the advantages/disadvantages of each business form so that you can then make a reasoned decision on how best to set up your enterprise.

A Conroe Business Attorney Can Help You

If you are interested in creating a new business, or you have a question about some business law matter, call a Conroe business attorney at Peterson Law Group: 979-703-7014 or 936-337-4681.

About the Author

Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson is the owner of Peterson Law Group. He practices primarily in the areas of wills, trusts and estate planning; probate and trust administration; elder law; and business law. Chris is also the owner of Brazos 1031 Exchange Company.


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