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Sole Proprietor vs. LLC: What Business Structure is Right for Your Bike Shop?

Sole Proprietor vs. LLC: What Business Structure is Right for Your Bike Shop?

There are a lot of decisions to make when starting a bike shop or other outdoor industry business, and your business structure is one that deserves careful consideration. Because the way you structure your business can have major implications for your taxes, liability, and even your personal assets. Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly used business structures business owners choose to help you decide how to structure your bike shop.   How to Structure Your Bike Shop: Sole Proprietor vs. LLC The most common business structure is also the ...
Aegis Introduces New Programs to Protect High-Tech and High Flyers

Aegis Introduces New Programs to Protect High-Tech and High Flyers

Aegis Insurance Markets is proud to announce two new specialty programs that will help better protect high-tech companies, as well as high flying aviation professionals alike. Like Aegis’ current offerings, these new specialty programs will provide unparalleled coverage from the top-rated insurance carriers at affordable rates. Here’s what’s new for you at Aegis. Protection for High-tech Companies (and Defense Against Trolls) Aegis now offers Intellectual Property Insurance to help businesses protect their patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and other intellectual property. Is your company protected, or are you exposed? According to the International ...
7 Personality Traits You Need to Succeed in the Outdoor Industry

7 Personality Traits You Need to Succeed in the Outdoor Industry

What does it take to succeed as a business owner in the outdoor industry? Every business owner is different, but there are some key personality traits that most successful business owners and entrepreneurs have in common. If you’ve been dreaming of an outdoor sports-related business, here’s what you’ll need to get there. Plus some words of inspiration to help you along the way from some of the greatest achievers in history and today’s most successful entrepreneurs. 7 Personality Traits of Successful Outdoor Industry Entrepreneurs #1: Passion It should come as no surprise ...
5 Unexpected Ways Adventure Sports Insurance Protects Your Shop

5 Unexpected Ways Adventure Sports Insurance Protects Your Shop

If you’re paddling out to the biggest waves, you want the right board. And if you’re hiking a rugged trail, you want the right shoes. Protecting your outdoor industry business with the right insurance is as important as selecting the right gear for mountain climbing, surfing, hiking, or snowboarding. When you operate an adventure sports business, ordinary insurance just won’t do. Consider the differences between your shop and the business next door; be it a coffee shop, deli, or t-shirt shop. The guy selling t-shirts next door never has to worry about ...

 

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