business

Business is the activity of making one’s living or making money by producing or buying and selling products.  Simply put, it is “any activity or enterprise entered into for profit. It does not mean it is a company, a corporation, partnership, or have any such formal organization, but it can range from a street peddler to General Motors.”

Having a business name does not separate the entity from the owner. Which means that the owner is responsible and liable for all debts incurred by the business. If the business acquires debts, the creditors can go after the owner’s personal possessions. A company structure does not allow for corporate tax rates. The proprietor is personally taxed on all income from the entity.

The term is also often used colloquially to refer to a company. A company, on the other hand, is a separate legal entity and provides for limited liability as well as corporate tax rates. A company structure is more complicated and expensive to set up, but offers more protection and benefits for the owner.

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