Types of business structures
There are 4 main types of business structures to choose from. They are:
Refer to this table(PDF 146KB) for more details of each type of business structure.
Use the e-Adviser for Business Structure on GoBusiness to get recommendations on which business structure is most suitable for you.
Factors to consider when choosing a business structure
The type of business structure you choose depends on your business needs. You should consider the following factors to determine the best structure for you:
- How much capital are you prepared to invest?
- How many owners will there be in the business?
- What liabilities and responsibilities are you prepared to assume?
- What risks are you prepared to take?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different business entities?
- Is the business entity easy to close?