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Can you change your business structure after you open your doors?

On Behalf of | May 23, 2022 | Business Formation & Planning

Starting a business is an exciting process. Whether you are venturing out on your own, with a partner or forming a corporation, one of the first decisions you must make is the type of structure for your business. 

Unfortunately, when things are still early in the life of your business, there’s a lot of uncertainty. What you expect to occur may be extremely different than what does. As a business owner, something you must learn early on is that it’s necessary to adapt to purchasing patterns and changing trends if you want to continue to find success. 

Why you may need to make changes to your business structure

You may need to change the initial business structure you choose to help protect yourself from liability as your company gets bigger. You may also want to take on a partner because the influx of work is too much for you to handle on your own. 

Changing the structure in these situations (and others) may be a better “fit” for the current state of your business. 

Changing your business structure

It’s possible to change your business name and structure at any point. If your initial plans don’t work out and things are working differently than you expected, updating your business plan and changing your paperwork will be needed. You can also update the papers filed with the state to change your business structure. 

Potential consequences of changing your business structure

Sometimes there are legal and tax implications with certain changes. Due to this, it’s a good idea to determine what these may be before making any significant changes. However, it is possible to change your business structure and ensure your business continues to grow and succeed with the changing economy.