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Choosing a Business Structure
An analysis of the issues involved in choosing the structure for a new business.
# 152871 | 2,713 words | 10 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 30, 2013 in Business (Law) , Business (Business Plans)

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The paper examines the best business structure for a new business that will market a new heart stent that must still go through the FDA approval process for new medical devices. The paper explores the three basic business structures from which the owner can choose, that are the sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation, and explains why the corporation is the only reasonable course of action here. The paper addresses the elements of risk, raising capital and taxation and shows how on all major metrics of income tax, risk protection and raising capital, the corporation structure is superior.

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"There are two major issues that Jack needs to consider with respect to the decision about business structure. The first of these is the risk that he faces. The three different business structures vary considerably in their approach to risk. The sole proprietorship places all of the risk on the proprietor. The partnership places the risk on the different partners. The corporation places the risk on the corporation. The principles and financiers, Jack included, are not subject to risk with respect to their personal assets. In the first two forms, Jack's personal assets would be subject to the same risk as the business assets, because there would not be any legal difference between them. Only the corporate form provides this protection of personal assets from debts incurred by the company.
"The second key issue is with respect to raising capital. In a sole proprietorship, Jack would own the entire company. This would limit his ability to raise capital. In particular, Jack would be unable to raise equity capital. He would be able to take on debt, but his ability to do so would be severely limited. The amount of debt he could take on would be bound by his personal capacity for debt, which may already be constrained."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • (2010). Sole proprietorships. Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved October 12, 2010 from,,id=98202,00.html
  • (2010). Sole proprietorship basics. Retrieved October 12, 2010 from
  •, 2 (2010). Partnerships. Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved October 12, 2010 from,,id=98214,00.html
  •, 3 (2010). S-corporations. Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved October 12, 2010 from,,id=98263,00.html
  • Springer, S. (2010). Types of partnerships. Retrieved October 12, 2010 from

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