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Formation: Legal and Accounting Issues


Innovation in designing and making games is not enough to assure survival for a new company. At the start-up stage, there are a host of legal and accounting issues that should be addressed. Should the company be a corporation, LLC, partnership, or "dba?" Can all your staff all be contractors? What's the difference between a contractor and an employee? Finding and leasing office space. Selecting a bookkeeper, lawyer, payroll service. Adding benefits. The value of an employee handbook. Planning for when a founder wants to leave - or is asked to leave.

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