Below is a chart that outlines the basic differences between seven of the most commonly used business structures in Rhode Island. Some of these for-profit structures address a social or environmental need and are considered a Social Enterprise. Find out if operating a Social Enterprise is right for you.
It is best to consult with an attorney about which structure is best suited for your business. Our Business Assistant will ask you what type of structure your business will be so you’ll know what fees and paperwork you will need to file.