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Inc. Yourself, 11th Edition: How to Profit by Setting Up Your Own Corporation by Judith H. McQuown

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2Getting Ready

Both incorporating and dissolving your corporation later, either when you are ready to retire or earlier, are especially easy if you are the only stockholder and officer. The one-person corporation is legal in every state.

Once you decide to incorporate, the first, crucial step is creating a corporate name.

What to Name Your Baby

If I had a specialty catering company, I’d be tempted to call it “Just Desserts.” And if I were starting an upmarket cleaning service, I’d probably want to call it “Maid in Heaven.” Both with an “Inc.” after them; all corporations must have a word such as “Company,” “Corporation,” “Incorporated,” or their abbreviations in their titles. Wit and memorability can turn your corporate name into a valuable asset: ...

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