Business Type & Family Employees

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by JHLawns, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. JHLawns

    JHLawns LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 27

    Maybe I just haven't researched enough yet but could someone tell me if I operate as a sole proprietorship can I still have employees - ie - wife & kids?

    Or do I have to be a Partnership or Corp?

    Thanks again
  2. adaptivehomeservices

    adaptivehomeservices LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 59

    You can elect to have employees with any of them. As a sole-prop, you can own the business but employ your spouse. If you didn't want to have a spouse as an employee then you would want to form a parnership with them.
  3. JHLawns

    JHLawns LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 27

    Thank you - my wife and I are meeting with our accountant next week to discuss the best way to do this & everything else business related.

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