Online Video Course

Take control of your future by learning new skills about asset protection with our original videos. Watch, learn, and obtain your course completion certificate from Corporate Direct.

Introduction

Welcome
Start your corporation or LLC, get protected now! Since you probably have several questions, allow us to answer them for you now.
Our Structure & Questions To Be Answered
Our Structure & Questions To Be Answered
Our course structure is divided into sections and lectures for you to easily learn the important topics we discuss.
Are Corporations Really People?
Are Corporations Really People?
This topic is always in the news. To answer it properly, we take you back to the beginning where it all started.
Non-U.S. Residents Can Join The Fun
Non-U.S. Residents Can Join The Fun
For all non-U.S. residents who want to invest in America, this course is for you! You're free to invest in the USA.
Resources
Resources
Learn about about all the great resources available to you throughout the course. Download material about moving assets into your company, how to deal with payroll taxes and much more!
How Long Does It Take? How Much Does It Cost?
How Long Does It Take? How Much Does It Cost?
What does it cost to setup an entity? How long does it take? We cover all your questions in this lecture.

Why Set Up A Corporation or LLC?

We Are A Litigious Society
We Are A Litigious Society
Why setup a Limited Liability Company? In this lecture we provide you with some context as to why you should setup a corporation (C-Corp), Limited Liability Company (LLC) or Limited Partnership (LP).
Insurance Is Not Enough
Insurance Is Not Enough
Why setup a Limited Liability Company if you already have insurance? Don't rely on your agent for legal advice.
What Asset Protection Is Not
What Asset Protection Is Not
All states allow for you to setup corporations and LLCs to engage in asset protection. Use our asset protection strategies to help protect you and your assets. Structure your affairs to minimize taxes.
What Asset Protection Is
What Asset Protection Is
Asset protection is a structure which makes assets difficult or impossible to reach. The more roadblocks the greater protection. Learn how to put up roadblocks to protect your assets.

What To Avoid?

Sole Proprietorship
Sole Proprietorship
Don't allow your assets to be exposed even if you're just getting started. In this lecture we discuss the entities that you should avoid and why.
General Partnership
General Partnership
In this lecture we discuss another entity that you should avoid and why. Learn why you should be careful before shaking hands with your business partner.
Land Trust
Land Trust
There is lots of misinformation on the internet about Land Trusts. In this lecture you will learn about the loopholes in real estate and the correct structure of a trust.

What To Use?

Charging Order
Charging Order
It's important to learn about the key asset protections we utilize in case there is an attack on your business. In this lecture we discuss the entities that you should use and why.
C Corporation or C Corp
C Corporation or C Corp
In this lecture we talk about the entities that we like and why. We also teach you which state offers more asset protection than the others.
S Corporation or S Corp
S Corporation or S Corp
Learn about the different tax code situations and income splitting to save on payroll taxes. In this video we also discuss the restrictions and limitations with the S Corp.
Limited Liability Company or LLC
Limited Liability Company or LLC
The Limited Liability Company started in Wyoming and spread to all 50 states. In this video you will learn about its flexibility and the ability to allocate profits and losses to your members.
Limited Partnership or LP
Limited Partnership or LP
In this chapter we discuss the Pros and Cons of a Limited Partnership. We also talk about who has control of this entity when it comes to family estate planning.
Corp or LLC? Which Entity is Best?
Corp or LLC? Which Entity is Best?
Garrett Sutton provides his general thoughts about which entities he likes the best and when to use them. Real life examples with differences are presented in order for you to make an educated decision.

What To Consider?

Entity Checklist
Entity Checklist
In this video we present a checklist of the issues that you should be thinking about. We also teach you what to consider when using a good entity.
Taxation
Taxation
Taxation is always a big consideration when creating your business entity. Make sure your money flows the right way so you're not double taxed.
Your Professional Team
Your Professional Team
Build your professional team. Don't spend your own hours learning this stuff, hire talent that will help you understand the tax and legal system.
Language of Good Entities
Language of Good Entities
When you're speaking with investors and bankers it's important to use the correct terminology to convey what you're talking about.
Who Selects Who?
Who Selects Who?
With a Corporation you have two layers of management. With a Limited Liability Company you have one level of management.
EINs and Government Filings
EINs and Government Filings
In this chapter please read the instructions carefully and then download and complete the .PDF attachment.

When To Set Up?

Now or Year End
Now or Year End
Business people understand the importance of being incorporated. Know when it's the best time to set up your entity.
Investors and Financing
Investors and Financing
In this chapter please read the instructions carefully and then download and complete the .PDF attachment.

Where To Set Up?

Nevada, Wyoming, Delaware
Nevada, Wyoming, Delaware
Business people understand the importance of setting up your entity in the correct state in order to save money on your taxes.
What is Qualifying?
What is Qualifying?
If you're doing business in another state, you will need to qualify to do business in your state. One entity can do business in multiple states.
California Issues
California Issues
When it comes to California you need to pay special attention because they're very aggressive at collecting fees.

Whew!

Professional Corporations
Professional Corporations
You've made it halfway through the course! Are you ready for a trick question?
Trademarks
Trademarks
Check to make sure that your business name is available. Do not infringe on another companies trademark.

How To Get It Going?

Organizational Meeting
Organizational Meeting
In this section you will learn how to get your company going and properly funded. A solid checklist is presented for you to leverage.
Corporate Notice
Corporate Notice
You want the world to know that you're Corporation, LLC or LP. Make sure all your contracts and paperwork have the entity's name on it.
Bank Account / Tax Return
Bank Account / Tax Return
One of the key ways to get your business started is by starting a bank account. Make sure it is not associated to a personal account.
Registered Agent
Registered Agent
In order to setup your entity you will require a resident agent or registered agent in the state that you formed your entity.
Issue Stock - Allocate 83b
Issue Stock - Allocate 83b
Too many people forget to issue shares. If you're starting a company by yourself, keep the majority and use your shares wisely.
Funding or Capitalizing the Company
Funding or Capitalizing the Company
In this chapter please read the instructions carefully and then download and complete the .PDF attachment.
How to Move Assets Into Your Company
How to Move Assets Into Your Company
In this chapter please read the instructions carefully and then download and complete the .PDF attachment.

How To Keep It Going?

Pierce the Veil
Pierce the Veil
Keep yourself protected into the future. Prevent piercing the corporate veil by having your corporate formalities in order.
Corporate Formalities
Corporate Formalities
Learn about the important requirements you have to follow in order to maintain your corporation. Do not get your entity revoked.
Record Retention
Record Retention
It's important to understand the requirements for record retention and how long your documents must be kept. Most are permanently!
Payroll Taxes
Payroll Taxes
In this chapter please read the instructions carefully and then download and complete the .PDF attachment.

How To Stop It?

Dissolve
Dissolve
Learn how to stop your company when things don't work out. The following procedures must be taken care of in order to dissolve the company.

How To Plan Your Estate?

Estate Planning & Entities
Estate Planning & Entities
We know the in's & out's of estate planning to help you protect your assets with the correct entity.

How To Take Advantage Of Your Company?

Tax Deductions
Tax Deductions
Take advantage of your company by using the tax code to your advantage. Examples of tax deductions are provided for you to write off.
Management Companies
Management Companies
Learn how to take advantage of your entity by using the management company strategy. Depending on the situation, you can pay yourself a salary and minimize payroll taxes.
Business Credit
Business Credit
In this chapter please read the instructions carefully and then download and complete the .PDF attachment.

Who Can Help?

What a Corp/LLC Must Have
What a Corp/LLC Must Have
Understand what exactly an entity needs. A checklist of all the requirements are provided for you in this lesson.
Right Now Service
Right Now Service
Ready to get started protecting your assets? We can help you get everything done to set up your entity. Watch this full video to receive a $100 bonus discount.
Top Ten Questions
Top Ten Questions
As promised, here are the top 10 questions people have asked us from around the country about starting an entity.

Conclusion

Conclusion
Conclusion
Thank you for joining Garrett Sutton in this course on how to start a corporation for your business or real estate. Our country needs entrepreneurs like you.
Important Resources
Important Resources
Download important resource documents such as a charging order protection, corporate resolution, stock certificate legend, entity comparison chart & more!