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Host Justin Goodbread is a serial entrepreneur, award-winning CFP® (Certified Financial Planning professional), CEPA® (Certified Exit Planning Advisor), and CVGA® (Certified Value Growth Advisor) with years of experience guiding business owners from start to exit in their business.

Feb 21, 2019

In episode 132 of Financially Simple, Justin looks at the Legal aspects of Entity Selection.

When establishing your business, it is important to make sure the business is registered with the appropriate authorities as the proper business type and that all your supporting documents are in order. Justin goes over the processes and pitfalls of setting up a business as a legal entity, with a few examples of some common dos and don’ts.

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00:33 - The Risk Management Department: Entity Selection

02:03 - Operating as a Sole Proprietor or a Company

03:52 - Lawyer Up

04:05 - Operating Documents

07:05 - Review Your Operating Agreement

08:05 - All Fees Paid

09:21 - No Co-Mingling!

12:46 - Summary





Justin A. Goodbread, CFP®, CEPA®, CVGA®, owner of, is a nationally recognized financial planner, financial educator, wealth manager, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He has 20+ years of experience starting, buying, owning, and selling businesses. Winner of the Investopedia Top 100 Advisor award and Exit Planning Institute’s Exit Planner Leader of the Year.



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Host Justin Goodbread is a Certified Financial Planner, Certified Exit Planning Advisor, Certified Value Growth Advisor. He is a serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, educator, Investopedia Top 100 advisor, and business strategist with over 20 years of experience. Justin owns Heritage Investors LLC, a registered investment adviser with the State of Tennessee. Heritage Investors only transacts business in states where it is properly registered or is excluded or exempted from registration requirements. This material is for general information only and is not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for individuals. To determine what is appropriate for you, please consult a qualified professional. The Financially Simple podcast provides information, guidance, and support to Small Businesses in the United States.