If you're going to start your business, you'll have to juggle many different tasks on your to-do list even before you open your doors for the first time. However, no matter how busy you are, one important checkpoint on your task list you shouldn't put off is what kind of legal structure your business will be.

Regardless of whether you're registering a simple shop as a sole proprietor, forming a corporation, or a partnership, you should have this step formalized as early as possible. Read the following legal guides and q&a to get started.