Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM AZ
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635 East Broadway Road
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Mesa, AZ 85204

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How to Choose the Right Business Structure for You . . . and the Tax Implications


Your business structure affects how much you pay in taxes, your ability to raise money, the paperwork you need to file, and your personal liability. 

Choosing the right business structure is an important and often confusing step for many business owners.

  • Sole Proprietorship?
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)?
  • S-Corp?
  • C-Corp?

Your choice influences everything from day-to-day operations, to taxes, to how much of your personal assets are at risk. You should choose a business structure that gives you the right balance of legal protections and benefits.

We will explain the different entities and the tax implications of each. We will let you know when and how the different entities may be right for you, and the intricacies of each.

What about DBAs? We will talk about those too!



Suzy Greenwood has 30 years of business and management experience.  Her career has been focused on customer service including creative problem-solving, training, daily operations, and financial management. She is dedicated to helping individuals and small businesses grow and succeed with best practices including tracking and reporting accurate numbers. 

Suzy regularly speaks to groups about the impact of the new tax laws on individuals and small businesses. She originated a seminar series, PROJECT: BUSINESS, specific to the needs of small businesses.  Suzy was a nominee for the 2019 Tempe Chamber of Commerce Business Woman of the Year, and currently chairs the Women in Business Council. Suzy was the 2019 recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, and serves on their Board of Directors. She brings her experience in business and community to every presentation.

Eric Skaff is the managing partner of Arizona Tax Advisors.  He has been serving as an accounting and finance professional for over ten years.  Through the years Eric has developed a solid network of resources in accounting, tax, and finance.  This broadens his knowledge base and gives him access to other accounting and finance professionals.

He has specialized in small business solutions in both accounting and business analysis.  He understands the complexities of starting and maintaining business in an ever-changing economy.  Eric also has a full understanding of accounting, and has set up and maintained the books for many different clients.  He includes training as part of his service so that business owners and operators have a full understanding of their operation. He has experience in preparing and filing tax returns for businesses and individuals, as well as sales tax returns, and quarterly and annual payroll returns.

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