Small Business Idea Paper
The government recently released funds to individuals who want to create a small business. This concept of releasing funds to individuals will create more jobs and stimulate the economy. The first step for a small business owner is to determine which of the four forms of business the organization will best fit with the new owner’s ideas. In addition, the business owner will need to review all tax legalities and implications associated with the different forms of business for her organization. This paper will discuss the four forms of business and the different types of financial statements associated with the forms of business in relation to consequences of taxes, liabilities, and accounting implications.
Sole proprietorship is the most common and easiest form of business to create. Some of the benefits of a sole proprietorship are that the owner can make decisions of hiring and firing employees, decisions of which vendors to use, what materials and equipment to purchase and what direction they want the business to take. A disadvantage is that the owner is limited to funds as a sole proprietor can only access the funds that are available. In addition, the sole proprietor is responsible for all liabilities associated with the business. The financial statement associated with at sole proprietorship is the statement of cash flow. The statements of cash flows provide financial information regarding cash receipts and payments of the organization in a specific period of time. This is important because lenders would like to see the amount of cash the organization has. This will determine if vendors will grant credit to the business or establish a credit limit for a loan from a bank. Because a sole proprietor is the least expensive of the four forms of business to create, tax liabilities, profit and losses, and deductions are reported in the federal income tax return of the owner. Therefore, all tax liabilities are the...