Business Organization Forms Quiz
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Business Organization Forms Quiz

Test your knowledge on different forms of business organizations such as Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, and Limited Liability Company. Learn how each form affects taxes, costs of formation, operational costs, and legal liability.

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Questions and Answers

What is the main advantage of a sole proprietorship?

Flexibility in running the business

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a sole proprietorship?

Separate legal entity from the owner

What is the main disadvantage of a sole proprietorship?

Difficulty in obtaining financial resources

In a partnership, how are the business and its owners viewed by the law?

<p>The business and its owners are treated as a single entity.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT a common example of a sole proprietorship?

<p>Corporation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary factor that determines the business organization form a company will choose?

<p>The legal and tax implications of the business structure</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of business structure is a corporation?

<p>A business owned by investors who purchase shares of stock</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key advantage of a corporation?

<p>Better ability to raise capital</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key disadvantage of a corporation?

<p>Harder and more costly to set up</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key feature of a Limited Liability Company (LLC)?

<p>The owners' liability is limited to the amount they have invested in the company</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key advantage of an LLC?

<p>The profits of the LLC are shared by the owners</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key disadvantage of an LLC?

<p>High costs to begin an LLC due to legal and filing fees</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the most significant pro of working in a start-up company according to the text?

<p>The more comfortable and happy working culture</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is identified as a con of working in a start-up company?

<p>A less familiar atmosphere dependent on your team</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the likelihood of a start-up company failing?

<p>High</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is identified as a pro of working in a small start-up team?

<p>Easier to thank and be thanked</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the text suggest about the relationships in a small start-up team?

<p>They can be both good and bad, and are magnified by proximity</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following statements about start-up companies is true?

<p>Start-ups have a high probability of failure</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT an advantage of a partnership business?

<p>Limited liability</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which statement about sole proprietorships and partnerships is correct?

<p>Both have unlimited liability</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following best describes a Limited Liability Company (LLC)?

<p>It is a hybrid between a corporation and a partnership</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is an advantage of a corporate business?

<p>Unlimited life</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which statement about starting a sole proprietorship is correct?

<p>It is generally inexpensive and easy to start</p> Signup and view all the answers

When choosing an employer, what should be considered besides the job offer itself?

<p>All of the above</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key advantage of a partnership business structure?

<p>Shared control and decision making</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a disadvantage of a partnership?

<p>Selling the business requires finding a new partner</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a crucial element that should be included in a partnership agreement?

<p>A process for admitting new partners</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is typically considered an advantage of a partnership?

<p>Broader pool of skills and experience</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key characteristic of a corporation?

<p>It is considered a separate legal entity from its owners</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Types of Business Organizations

  • A corporation is owned by investors who purchase shares of the stock and are called shareholders.
  • Examples of corporations include Microsoft and IKEA.

Corporation Advantages

  • Profits and losses belong to the corporation.
  • Better ability to raise capital.
  • Limited liability.

Corporation Disadvantages

  • Harder and costly to set up.
  • Higher taxes.
  • Managerial demands.
  • Possible loss of control.
  • Corporate operations are costly.

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  • A hybrid business structure that provides limited legal liability of a corporation and operational flexibility of a partnership or sole proprietorship.
  • Examples of LLCs include Google LLC and Amazon.com Services LLC.

LLC Advantages

  • Limits liability to the company owners for debts or losses.
  • The profits of the LLC are shared by the owners.
  • Flexible management.

LLC Disadvantages

  • Beginning an LLC has high costs due to legal and filing fees.
  • Agreements must be comprehensive and complex.
  • Separate records: owners of LLCs must take care to keep their personal and business expenses separate.

Sole Proprietorship

  • A business owned and run by someone for their own benefit.
  • Examples of sole proprietorships include private tutors, farms, local barber shops, auto-repair shops, and YouTubers.

Sole Proprietorship Advantages

  • Easy to set up.
  • Privacy.
  • Controlled by the owner.
  • Profits are taxed only once.
  • Owners have flexibility when running the business.
  • Very few requirements for starting—often only a business license.

Sole Proprietorship Disadvantages

  • Unlimited liability (no asset protection if anything happens in the business).
  • Few financial resources.
  • Limited managerial skills.
  • Limited life.

Partnership

  • A business owned by two or more people.
  • Examples of partnerships include small shops and doctor offices.

Partnership Advantages

  • Easy to set up.
  • More resources available.
  • Cost sharing.
  • Broader skill and experience.
  • Shared control.
  • Profits taxed once.

Partnership Disadvantages

  • Unlimited liability.
  • Responsible for partner decisions.
  • Issues with expansion, success, and termination.
  • Partnership ends when any partner decides to end it.
  • Selling the business is difficult—requires finding new partner.

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