MMarquit commented on the following stories on BizSugar
As you mentioned, they really are solutions that are meant for different types of businesses. What you want to do really determines what works best. If you are just looking for a card reader with low fees, PayAnywhere is pretty good. If you want more options, then go with Square. Once you get online, and want an integrated storefront, it really depends. If you want someone else to manage it, go with Amazon or Shopify. If not, WooCommerce is nice because you are in better control. There really isn't a clear favorite, because they each suit different needs. Basically, there's something there for everyone."
You can get what is known as business interruption insurance, which can protect in the event that your business is unable to run properly, like if your place of business is destroyed by a natural disaster. This would help you retain cash flow while you rebuild. Another option is to get disability insurance, which would provide income if you become too sick or injured to work for a time. As always, though, it's important to double check the policy to make sure that you know what is covered."
I'm not a tax professional, so I don't know all the ins and outs, but I think that a C-Corp is the only organization where you can divvy things up so that you receive dividends. And then you are taxed at the appropriate rate. At least, that's what I get from http://taxes.about.com/od/taxplanning/a/incorporating_3.htm. I suggest you speak with a tax professional about your options. :)"
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