Looking to start your own business? Congratulations! You’re onto something big—entrepreneurs like yourself are fueling the economy. To help you get started, we’ll explain the seven most common types of business. If you’re starting your own business, you’ll want to create a business plan to help you better outline your goals before committing to one of the business types below.
One of the first challenges new entrepreneurs face is deciding what type of business they should register. Although there are several different types of businesses, choosing one doesn’t need to be difficult. Here are the seven most commonly-used business types and some questions to help you pick which business type is right for your startup:
- Sole Proprietorship: The simplest type of business. Sole proprietorships are owned and operated by a single person and are very easy to set up, get more TikTok likes.
- Partnership: A business owned by two or more people who share responsibilities and profits.
- Limited Partnership: A business partnership, often between business operators and investors.
- Corporation: A type of fully-independent business with shareholders. One of the most complex business types.
- Limited Liability Company (LLC): A mixture of a partnership and a corporation, designed to make it easier to start small businesses. One of the most popular business types for startups.
- Nonprofit Organization: A type of business that uses its profits for charitable purposes. Tax-exempt, but must follow special rules.
The Carson Consulting team of seasoned psychologists and consultants get to know the culture of their client companies very well. This leads to better quality work – they get high marks for accessibility, responsiveness, and general user-friendliness... and so does their new website!
Four Seasons Commodities
Four Seasons Commodities has two distinct programs the Hawkeye Spread Program traded by Steve DeCook, and the Lone Star Program traded by Malinda Goldsmith. Both programs trade exclusively in agricultural futures and options on domestic futures exchanges. The company needed a clean, no-nonsense website that followed all the compliance rules for trading companies and conveyed the information in a engaging manner.
Rebecca B. Clark Consulting
Becky Clark is a Executive & Career Coach in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. She wanted a new, fresh look for her logo and her website. Launched in December, 2015, her site is clean and concise in its look and message to current and potential new clients.
I've had the pleasure of working with Amee from the very beginning stages of her start-up company. I designed the product/company logo along with the website and a variety of marketing support materials. Jalsa is a unique fusion of Indian and Mexican flavors that you can enjoy in your home. Jalsa is made with all natural ingredients, and is low in sodium. Jalsa, in the Indian language of Hindi, means Celebration, Festival or Fun.
IHIA Annual Symposiums
I've worked with the IHIA meeting planner, The Thornton Group, since 2010 to create the annual symposium logos, exhibitor prospectus, and on-site meeting programs. The mission of the International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA) is to provide active support to law enforcement death professionals through leadership, training, networking, and provision of resources and expertise to resolve cases. The IHIA membership is representative of the diverse fields of law enforcement, forensics, behavioral specialties, coroners/medical examiners, prosecutors, and information analysts forming a strong bond of inter-agency support, cooperation, and coordination and building effective partnerships.
I am a member of DALLAS DOGRRR and donate my time and design skills to the group. I designed the group logo and their website. DALLAS DOGRRR is a group of dedicated, animal-loving volunteers who support the abandoned dogs of Dallas, Texas, by collecting supplies, paying vet bills, locating foster families, facilitating adoptions, and advocating for a more hopeful future. We are often seen even in the trenches of SE Dallas searching for and rescuing forgotten dogs. We have no administrative fees; no one is on payroll. Every single cent that is donated goes directly to paying for vet bills and food/supplies for our rescued dogs, as well as for boarding (for those that don’t have fosters). We are simply a group of volunteers motivated by the inspiring rescue stories that we get to be a part of every day!
St. Mark’s School of Texas
St. Mark's School of Texas is a private all-boys school in Dallas, Texas. My son graduated from this fine institution in 2012. I've been honored to work with the school and the Parents' Association over the years on a variety of projects. The Parents' Association hosts a fundraising event called Celebrate St. Mark's. I've created the event logos and supporting materials for this event and many others.
AOS Annual Meetings
The American Orthodontic Society (AOS) is a professional association for general and pediatric dentists who choose to add orthodontic skills to their practice. The AOS hosts a meeting in a different location each year. The event logo and supporting materials are designed to highlight the meeting location. I've been working with the AOS since 2004.
I've designed lots of logos for dental practices! I've had the pleasure to work with dozens of dentists, orthodontists and dental specialists. The work includes practice logos, printed marketing materials, and websites.
I've designed a number of logos for corporate clients through the years. Here are a few samples!
I have clients in the following industries: Dental Practices & Labs | Medical Practices | Medical Education | Home Health Care | Charities/Not For Profit | Human Resource Consulting | Construction | Physical Fitness | Publishing | Real Estate | Communications | Health & Beauty | Jewelry Design | Churches | Pet Supplies | Financial Advisors | Theater/Arts