AUTHOR DRAKE FORESTER
Drake spent the early years of his life working at a locally owned sawmill and enjoyed living in the woods. His life experiences have crafted a unique real world perspective to the law and real world industries. The logging industry was effectively shut down from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); the mill closed, and the town basically died. NAFTA reinvented Drake’s career by paying for him to go to law school.
As the chief legal strategy officer, Drake’s role at Northwest guides our company and our clients through the vast bureaucracy we all deal with when running a business.
Additionally, Drake is the primary author of the new “No Boloney” blog which talks about non-profits, LLCs & corporations, registered agent services, and more. He is also a featured contributor on StartingaBusiness.com.
Estate Taxes: What Y0u Need to Know to Protect Your Family and Your Business
How Creating Value for Your Customers Can Give Your Business a Competitive Edge
Multiple Companies Under One Roof: How to Understand DBAs and Holding Companies
Should You Take Your Company Public With a Reverse Merger? Here Are the Pros and the Pitfalls
The Truth About Shell Companies: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Why Your New LLC Needs an Operating Agreement
Are Small Business Corporations Really Dead?
5 Things You Can Outsource to Grow Your Business
5 Ways to Boost Your Business’ Google+ Presence
3 Ideas Your Startup Can Steal From Warby Parker
7 Ways to Save When You Incorporate Your Startup
Benefit Corporations: How Do They Differ From Nonprofits?
How to Domesticate Your Business to Another State
Federal Employer Identification Number: Everything You Need to Know
What to Know Before You Buy a Restaurant
LLCs for Freelancers: Understanding Liability Protection
Writing Your Business Purpose (And Why It Matter)
The Future of American Business: Benefit Corporations?
Directors and Officers: Understanding the Roles of Corporate Management
How To Properly Dissolve Your LLC
How to Transfer Assets to Your LLC
Got You Covered: Specialty Insurance for Your Business
Nuts and Bolts: Turn Your Hobby Into a Business
The Most Common S-Corp Misconceptions: Part 1
The Most Common S-Corp Misconceptions: Part 2
Understanding Classes of Stock
How to Start a Nonprofit
3 Steps to Becoming an S Corporation
A Guide to the S Corporation
Tax Time: A Guide to Completing the Schedule C
Tax Time Checklist: How to Send 1099s
Working with Professionals to Launch Your Business
Business Structure: Which Works Best for You
New Business Do’s and Don’ts Checklist
Where to Get Your New Business Licenses and Permits
Nonprofit Purpose and Tax Exempt Status
Nonprofits and Reasonable Compensation
Nonprofit Fundraising in the Digital Age
Public Benefit Nonprofit Corporations
Filing Annual Reports for Business Entities
Who Does What? Understanding the Professional Roles Within a Corporation
Religious Nonprofit Organizations and Churches
Nonprofit Corporations vs For Profit Corporations
Charity Registration Checklist
What is the Difference Between a Nonprofit Organization and a Charity?
Getting Professional: A Guide to Forming PLLCs, Pas, and Other Professional Entities
How to Hire Employees for Your Startup
Checklist: How to Incorporate a Sole Proprietorship
Mutual Benefit Nonprofits
What is a Nonprofit?
Foreign Nonprofits: Doing Business Out of State
What is the Differnce Between a Nonprofit Organization and a Benefit Corporation?
Buying a Small Business: Assets vs Entities
Should You Hire a Registered Agent or Be Your Own?
Defining the Series LLC
The Fastest States to Form a Company In
Which State Should You Incorporate In?
Initial Requirements After Forming Your Corporation or LLC
Do It Yourself Checklist to Incorporate Your Business
Balancing Nonprofits and Paid Employees
The Guide to Nonprofits and Tax Exemption
9 Steps to Starting Your Own Nonprofit
The State and Your Nonprofit