Industrial sewing machine versus domestic sewing machine for clothing alterations

Let me tell you a story. When I opened my first clothing alteration shop, I started out with a borrowed over locker from my sister in law, and my very old mini Elna sewing machine. I remember an Asian gentlemen walking up to the door of my shop and saying to me “You can’t do clothing alterations on that machine! You need an industrial sewing machine!” As the business grew, I got more domestic machines, and when I opened my second shop, I put domestic machines in. I did buy a semi industrial blind hemming machine, but I can tell you we had an exceptional reputation for superior workmanship. We had customers coming to us from the other side of Sydney. So I had domestic sewing machines in all my shops, except one. That one I put 2 industrials in but the shop was sold soon after to people who believed in industrial sewing machines.

My favorite domestic sewing machine is the Janome My Excel which isn’t expensive and does everything that I need to produce high quality clothing alterations. Industrial sewing machines were designed for factory work. In particular piece work. The machines were in rows and the seamstresses using were sewing just one particular part of a garment, and another person was sewing another part of the garment.

They are very fast, so for piece work they are excellent. I actually find them too fast. Let me explain. If I am re stitching the facing back on to a gown after I have taken the straps up, I am only sewing a section of say 2” or 5 cm. With my domestic machine I lock off at the beginning, sew the seam and lock off at the end. With an industrial machine, you have to slow it down because it would sew too fast, and you wouldn’t get the machine sewing into the seams as you need to. People who use industrial machines, and have worked out how to stitch in this way I admire. My hat goes off to you. Personally I could never control the monster. The other reason I like domestic machines is the fact that they can do zig zag and many other types of stitches. Most industrial machines can only sew straight stitch. You can get industrials machines that do other stitching, but why have so many machines when you can have one. Yet another reason is the fact that the domestic sewing machine has an arm on it for sewing sleeves and hems with ease. The industrial machine has a flat surface to work on. This means you have to try and lay the fabric as flat as possible to sew correctly. With the domestic machine you can slip the hem over the arm of the machine and stitch around with ease. All my step by step manuals will be on how to do clothing alterations on your domestic sewing machine. I will also go through what you need to perform an alteration with the same workmanship that I performed in my shops.

Want to try your hand at sewing you ll need some sewing patterns

These days, sewing patterns are widely available. Almost any department store or even some discount stores carry sewing supplies and some even carry sewing machines. As this hobby grows, the amount of available products grows as well. Once a necessity, sewing has become a hobby among young and old. And, in this age of the world wide web it is now easier then ever to sell hand made articles as well. First, patterns. People who are new to sewing will need to buy a book or two (or find them in the nearest library) and read up on the lingo and techniques. Once an understanding of how to use the sewing machine (and even how to thread a needle) is learned, finding projects to do is simple.

There are many, many books that can provide ideas. Sewing patterns themselves can be found in craft and fabric stores and also some department stores. Many times they can be found online as well. Every imaginable pattern is available.

Or, creating a new idea is an alternative as well. The average person who is new to sewing and sewing machines, will need some practice and tons of patience! There is also a need for basic supplies such as needles, threads of different colors and strengths, fabric, and maybe a how to book to help them along. All of these supplies will be available in craft or fabric stores. Of course the best way to experience the art of sewing is to do it. Having an experienced teacher is also a big advantage as there is not a book out there that can top experiencing hands on training. There are also many sewing classes available. Try looking into area recreation centers or even local colleges that offer mini courses. Mostly, practice will be a guide as to what can be created, that and of course, imagination. So, pick a pattern that is not too complex, gather the supplies, and try to sew!

Can technology and sewing get along

Some old fashioned industries are leveraging the internet and technology in ways that just weren’t possible only a few years ago. Sewing has always been a bigger market than you would think. However, the latest technology makes this $8.7 Billion dollar market seem like it has been given a whole new life. “It’s quite amazing to think where all this is heading,” Said Tom Michaelson of Tomssewingguide. com. Most people think of sewing as something their grandmother did to fix their buttons on their shirts. More think that sewing patterns are for the small hobbyists. These days, sewing is a whole lot different. The collaborative spirit of the internet has made all hobbies easier to enjoy. Banks of free sewing patterns exist all over the internet. Yahoo groups, and private email lists have helped sewers connect with each other all over the world. The revolution is here. Even Singer (the company that makes Singer sewing machines) has a website. If a company as old and respected as Singer has made an investment in the online world, the web is definitely here to stay. Furthermore, many of the big retailers have at least experimented with custom made clothing. High speed data lines allow measurements to be taken at the local mall with the custom sewing and tailoring done thousands of miles away. “I think this might be just the beginning. The world’ of opportunity that technology opens up to everyone is mind boggling” said Michaelson.

How to start an llc in nevada

Registering a limited liability company in Nevada is easy. There are a few basic processes which qualify organizations for LLC status. Any Nevada LLC formation must contain articles of organization that must be signed by at least two persons who are organizing the LLC. These articles should be delivered, along with a copy, to the Nevada Secretary of State, Corporations Division, for filing. Nevada law calls for the inclusion of certain information in the articles. This information to be included in the articles must include several things.

The first item required is a business name. The name that is chosen must have either ‘Limited-Liability Company,’ ‘Limited Liability Company,’ ‘Limited Company,’ or ‘Limited’ at the end. Alternately, the name can also contain abbreviations like ‘Ltd.,’ ‘L. L.C.,’’L. C.,’ ‘LLC’ or ‘LC.’ Further, the word ‘company’ can be abbreviated as ‘Co.’ The names selected should also be clearly distinguishable from the names of any other Nevada limited liability company. Additionally, there are several other obligations to be adhered to in selecting a name. The details of these are available with the service agents or the Nevada government.

The Nevada LLC application must also contain the resident agent’s name and address. The application should also carry the name and address of each of the organizers signing the articles. Furthermore, the application should carry the details such as the name, address and business details of any managers. After organizations file for a Nevada LLC along with all original articles of organization, a certificate of organization is issued by the state government and delivered along with the conformed copy to the LLC representative. The original articles of organization are filed with the Secretary of State, along with information such as the month, day and the year of filing. A Nevada LLC formation also requires the applicant to include some other documents like the Operating Agreement, a proven minimum 5 members, and adherence to rules on resignation of membership and the specificity of the mode of member contribution.

How to start an llc in nevada

Registering a limited liability company in Nevada is easy. There are a few basic processes which qualify organizations for LLC status. Any Nevada LLC formation must contain articles of organization that must be signed by at least two persons who are organizing the LLC. These articles should be delivered, along with a copy, to the Nevada Secretary of State, Corporations Division, for filing. Nevada law calls for the inclusion of certain information in the articles. This information to be included in the articles must include several things. The first item required is a business name. The name that is chosen must have either ‘Limited-Liability Company,’ ‘Limited Liability Company,’ ‘Limited Company,’ or ‘Limited’ at the end. Alternately, the name can also contain abbreviations like ‘Ltd.,’ ‘L. L.C.,’’L. C.,’ ‘LLC’ or ‘LC.’ Further, the word ‘company’ can be abbreviated as ‘Co.’ The names selected should also be clearly distinguishable from the names of any other Nevada limited liability company. Additionally, there are several other obligations to be adhered to in selecting a name. The details of these are available with the service agents or the Nevada government. The Nevada LLC application must also contain the resident agent’s name and address.

The application should also carry the name and address of each of the organizers signing the articles. Furthermore, the application should carry the details such as the name, address and business details of any managers. After organizations file for a Nevada LLC along with all original articles of organization, a certificate of organization is issued by the state government and delivered along with the conformed copy to the LLC representative. The original articles of organization are filed with the Secretary of State, along with information such as the month, day and the year of filing. A Nevada LLC formation also requires the applicant to include some other documents like the Operating Agreement, a proven minimum 5 members, and adherence to rules on resignation of membership and the specificity of the mode of member contribution.

The more you sew the more you collect

The More You Sew The More You Collect. Don't we collect a lot? The more you sew, the more you collect. There are the threads, before we go any further, while we are on about threads, don't be tempted to buy up cheap threads when they are on special. No use sewing with good fabric and using cheap sewing thread, it has a habit of fuzzing and breaking when you don't want it to. For storing anything to do with your sewing, you need to be able to see what you are looking for. So containers that are clear and zip lock plastic lunch bags can get you organised very quickly. The zip lock bags come in various sizes and you can also get the 'throwaway' storage containers in various sizes too. Check out the lunch bag aisle in your supermarket. You can get storage drawers, the small kind, Ikea have some great ones that I use. I set up some 'temporary' shelves with these and they worked so well, they have stayed and I have added to them, one at each end, a shelf resting on them, then another two and another shelf. Work your way up until you have the storage you need. The small drawers are ideal for storing all sorts of bits and pieces and there is room on the shelves to fit heaps of other items you want to store. If you're artistic, you can paint on front of each draw what is stored inside, or make up labels. Don't throw away herb and spice jars when you have used the herbs, these are ideal for storing buttons, and other types of fasteners. A cork notice board or pegboard is very handy too. I use both. If you happen across an office filing cabinet, these are great for storing patterns and fabrics. We all have those left over fabric pieces, keep similar color tones together in clear plastic zip lock bags, the large ones. You will be surprised at how creative you will become when you see the tonings and prints together. Patterns are best transferred to plastic sleeves and placed in manila folders with the pattern envelope pasted to the front of the folder. paste it sideways so you can easily see what pattern as you go through the file. Don't forget to include in the plastic sleeve, what you made and the details, any alterations to the pattern etc. This is great for children's sewing, especially if you want to use the same pattern for a younger child. With all your sewing, if you can find a way to keep your various colors together, it will be much easier to find what you want. The more organized you become with your sewing, the more you will enjoy your sewing and by being organized you could even save money, being able to find sewing notions easily will save you buying unnecessary items. The main thing is to enjoy what you are doing. © CTBaird 2006 SewMoreForU

Nevada casinos

Nevada, in particular, Las Vegas, is the first place most people think of when you mention the word "casino." This state is known for gambling more than just about anything else. However, there is more to Nevada than gambling and the fine Nevada casinos. The Hoover Dam, Pyramid Lake, Lake Tahoe and the vast desert spaces all add to Nevada's pull as a tourist destination. Its capital, Carson City, is a town full of historical significance and of course, the lure of Las Vegas as a top travel destination, all add to the appeal of Nevada. Casinos are plentiful in Nevada, with the major concentration of them being in Las Vegas. Almost all of Nevada's casinos feature a large number of slot machines, table games, dining and entertainment options, with some more upscale than others. Nevada casinos are unmatched in terms of quality and most casinos around the world model their facilities after those found in Nevada. Starting in Las Vegas, the higher end casinos include: The Aladdin Resort & Casino, The Bellagio, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, The MGM Grand, Caesars Palace, The Excalibur Hotel & Casino, The Mirage, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, to name a few. These Nevada casinos all feature thousands of slots machines, hundred of table games and all of them feature special shows and entertainment options.

From Broadway shows to musical performances by top artists to boxing matches, these Nevada casinos are the best of the best and are unrivaled. The Nevada casinos are visually stunning and from fountains to light shows, no expense in spared in the aesthetic affect of each one of the Nevada casinos. Up and down the Las Vegas "strip", there are a number of smaller facilities, each devoted to helping you win and lose money. Each casino has facilities in place to pamper you, make you comfortable, and encourage you to stay longer, gamble more and spend more money. Venturing outside of the bright lights of Las Vegas, there is a large of concentration of casinos in both Carson City and Reno. Reno features the Atlantis Casino & Resort, Harrah's and the Sands Regency Casino Hotel.

Carson City boasts the Silver Dollar Casino and the Carson Nugget. Each of these Nevada casinos are not as large scale as those located in Las Vegas, but feature a nice mix of table games, slot machines and various amenities. Nevada casinos are the best of the best and a casino can be found in almost any city in the state. The amenities are numerous, the stakes often high and the experience unforgettable. Finally, now and in the future, Nevada casinos will remain a popular tourist attraction.

Sewing a hobby or profitable business

Today young people are excited about the hobby of sewing now days. When I say young that really accounts for a large segment of younger citizens. In this case, sewing has caught on with young children of all ages including Post-College adults. Now considered a great hobby, fashion-minded folks are designing and also making their own clothing on a regular basis. Driven by famous celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and P. Diddy and other famous people, young people are adamant about dressing themselves like the people they admire so much. It doesn't stop there though. Many go a step further and take a stab at designing their own wears for the market as professionals.

This can developed into a profitable career in the fashion industry. As a result of all of this sewing awareness and creativity, sewing and stitching classes are popular these days. This allows interested people who enjoy sewing as a hobby to turn their needlework and pattern creation into a profitable business. Creating different patterns and sewing individualized hand bags are among the items that are in demand. You can also transform left over scraps of cloth into unique gifts and one of a kind items for friends, family or business associates.

Christmas is a great time to make long lasting and memorable gifts. Sewing can be considered just a hobby or you can make it a long term project if you decide to treat it as a business. A sewing hobby has become the focal point for unbridled creativity. Being able to sew and wear clothing items as wearable art, makes sewing a fun and profitable hobby.

A guide to antique sewing machines

Sewing machines have been mass-produced worldwide for more than two-hundred years. Early models featured unique designs to add beauty and appeal to buyers. The wide variety of styles and manufacturers make antique sewing machines a favorite collectible. Because of the quality workmanship and heavy materials of the early machines many of the antique sewing machines are still working models. The antique sewing machines will typically be made of cast iron and feature the patent information in a visible location. The machines may have a hand crank or a treadle, which was a flat pedal for both feet to provide the motion for the sewing mechanism. The treadle machines would be mounted onto their own table or cabinet, while many other machines would be in a carrying case and the machine would be placed on the kitchen table. Miniature, antique sewing machines are some of the most desirable, as they are smaller working models that served as salesmen’s samples, used while traveling or for mending. These small machines doubled as children's sewing machines specifically for use by young girls, since they were expected to learn how to sew. Machines that were intended to be marketed as a child's machine were often painted in a different color or have floral motifs painted onto the body of the machine. Over the past two centuries many sewing machine companies were successful for a time before closing operations, making for the wide variety of machines to be found.

Many companies were not able to survive having their manufacturing facilities converted for wartime use, but also lost to post-war Japan's ability to produce cheap products. Singer is the first sewing machine company and continues to have antique sewing machines that are the most recognizable and most popular with collectors. The Singer Featherweight model #221, referred to as the Perfect Portable, continues to be a favorite of quilters.

15 sewing tips to save time and money

I still remember the excitement of my first sewing course. I made a skirt for my young daughter and was thrilled everytime she wore it. Since then I have enjoyed collecting sewing hints to save time and money. Here are few of tips that I would like to share with you: 1. Before discarding pants, cut off the belt loops and use to sew on the inside of children's coats and jackets for a coat loop. No more fallen coats at school. 2. Before sewing on buttons, tape each one where it belongs with a strip of transparent tape. After the first stitches are made you can remove the tape. 3. To avoid pinholes when hemming delicate garments, mark the hemline with tailor's chalk and use clips to hold the fold in place. 4. Prevent future errors in sewing by slipping a memo into individual patterns explaining any size alterations or changes for that item. 5. Prevent fraying by reinforcing the hems with a row of zigzag stitching in a matching or contrasting color. 6. Sew a large button on each end of the drawstring on pajamas and sweat suits. This will keep the string from disappearing. 7. Keep a spool of clear nylon thread on hand. Because it is transparent it will pick up the color of the fabric. This will also work when a bobbin runs out and the spool is almost empty; just put the clear thread on your bobbin. 8. Place a thin sheet of foam rubber under your sewing machine's foot pedal to prevent it from sliding around when you use it on an uncarpeted surface. 9. Store a magnet in your sewing basket to attract loose pins and attach one to your sewing machine to hold extra needles. If you glue a small magnet to the end of a wooden yardstick you won't have to bend over to pick up any pins that fall on the floor. 10. Thoroughly washed and cleaned mascara brushes can be used to clean the crevices of your sewing machine. 11. When letting down a garment hem you can diminish the crease by applying white vinegar to the wrong side of the fabric and steam press it. 12. Try this economical substitute for custom-cut table pads: Place a quilted mattress cover over your table top and trim with scissors for a custom fit. You'll have a sturdy, heat-absorbent table pad to protect the finish of your table. 13. For a substitute needle threader: push the needle through a sheet of white paper, the eye will be easier to see. 14. When shopping for accessories for a recent sewing project, staple a small fabric sample to an index card and carry it with you to the stores. 15. To organize loose buttons: String them on twist ties and twist the ends together for an easy way to store them.

Sewing machine purchasing

Technology has made the sewing machine, once a high priced item, very affordable for most sewing applications. The only major decisions are choosing between a traditional or embroidery sewing machine and how powerful you require it to be. The more power provides a quicker job and longer lifespan of the machine. Only a handful of companies compose a very large percentage of the sewing machine market. These include Singer, Brother, Husqvarna Viking, White, and Pfaff. All of these brands have a product range from the entry level to expert quality. As with any buying decision, the history of reliability and warranty features are the most important considerations. Deciding where to purchase is the next step after deciding on the brand and model you want. Buying from a local retail location offers the ease of returning a product that is damaged at the start or within its warranty period. You can save money purchasing from online stores or an Ebay auction. However, the money saved may not be worth the risk of the trouble you may go though if something should go wrong. Sewing machines have more moving parts than the average electric device. The more moving parts, the higher chance of a problem during operation. Embroidery sewing machines are generally more expensive than traditional sewing machines. A traditional Singer can be had for around $150. The embroidery Singers range from $600 to over $3000. Singer is the most popular brand, but in second place are Brother sewing machines. They also have a range from the inexpensive $100 price point up to the industrial grade $10,000 embroidery models. The average non-commercial sewing machine, regardless of brand, is around $300 which is sufficient for the majority of consumers. My advice is to check consumer feedback sites like epinions. com and magazines like Consumer Reports so you can make an informed decision based on the experience and research of others.

Learning to take a stitch in time is sew easy

Here's news that may have you in stitches: Sewing is an increasingly popular hobby-and very different from the way it was a generation or so ago. Now, whether you're a longtime expert sewer or just starting out with this useful and enjoyable skill, modern sewing machines offer a variety of wonderful features-if you know what you need. Here are some tips from the experts at Husqvarna Viking on selecting a sewing machine: • Decide what sort of sewing you want to do. Do you want to sew for yourself? Create gifts for family and friends? Make decorative accessories for your home, such as pillows and drapes, or decorate already-made clothing? • Ask other sewers what brands and features they like. • Go to a reputable, independent sewing machine dealer who is knowledgeable about the product. Independent retailers may offer more amenities than mass merchandisers can, such as free sewing lessons when you buy the machine. • Take a "test drive." Sit at the machine and sew a few seams. Test the straight stitches for stitch quality, buttonholes for ease of use and decorative stitches for the fun of it. See how well the machine works with various weights of fabrics and how easy it is to thread and wind bobbins. • Ask for references. How does the dealer handle repair issues, activities and customer support? • Find out about warranties and bonuses. • Look for ease-of-use features, such as those found on today's Husqvarna Viking machines: built-in sewing information that automatically sets your machine and provides you with important facts for successful sewing; a built-in sensor system that ensures smooth feeding of different fabric weights and types; one-touch stitch selection, a convenient time-saver; and instructional video or CDs, which may help you become more comfortable with the machine at your own pace in your own home. • Also consider how much of the sewing you want to do and how much you'd rather leave to the machine. Computer chip technology, for example, has given rise to machines that can embroider all by themselves.

A brief history of sewing machines

Initially, sewing machines were manufactured for garment factory production lines, allowing for clothing to become uniformly mass-produced. It was French tailor Barthelemy Thimonnier who invented the first functioning sewing machine in 1830 for use in his garment factory. This original machine used only one thread and a hooked needle for a chain stitch. His factory was burnt down and he was nearly killed by an angry mob of French tailors who were afraid his machines would leave them unemployed. A few years later in America, Walter Hunt shared the same fears, and abandoned the work to patent his own version of a straight-seam sewing machine. The fears were unfounded, as industrial sewing machines created multiple job opportunities worldwide. Modern garment factories incorporate the same mass production techniques as other industries, with each workstation completing one part of the overall job. Industrial sewing machines are generally designed to perform one specific sewing function such as embroidery. Machines with different functions are operated to complete clothing items in a production line. Marketing to individuals didn't begin until 1889, allowing for women to have the means to create clothing for their family without the labor-intensive hand stitching.

The domestic sewing machine used in the home is manufactured to perform many tasks from sewing straight or zigzag stitches and the creation of buttonholes, as well as stitching buttons on to the piece of clothing. Industrial sewing machines, like their domestic counterparts for the home, were created to simplify and speed up the otherwise labor-intensive hand stitching. The domestic sewing machine is manufactured to perform many tasks from sewing straight or zigzag stitches and the creation of buttonholes, as well as stitching buttons on to the piece of clothing. Sewing machines were adapted for use in industrial settings, allowing for clothing to become uniformly mass-produced. The industrial sewing machines are generally designed to perform a specific sewing function such as embroidery or applying buttonholes. Companies from all over the world manufacture industrial sewing machines with very basic features as well as higher-end computer operated models.

A variety of machines with different functions are operated to complete clothing items in a production line. A few examples would be a Bag Closer sewing machine which is used for sewing a single thread chain-stitch, a high-speed plain sewer is used for stitching seems and double needle machines are used for adding top stitching details to items like jeans. Walking foot machines are invaluable for quilting and sewing coats, as it keeps the fabric moving along without bunching and making for a smoother and faster production. Overlock serger sewing machines, which are also available in smaller versions for the home, create the whipped V stitch along the edge of a seam of T-shirts and other stretchable fabrics.

Why you should incorporate in nevada

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, there are close to 18 million businesses in the United States that have no paid employees. According to a Census Bureau report, "Nationally, these small businesses make up more than 70 percent of all businesses.... Nationwide, receipts totaled $770 billion." The data shows that Nevada is consistently at or near the top of the nation in the increase in the numbers of small businesses. The Case for Nevada It's natural to wonder why Nevada, which ranked thirty-fifth in population following the last census, is such a hotbed of business activity. The simple answer is that, when you incorporate in Nevada, you gain a number of business advantages in addition to those that you would receive when you incorporate in California or in another state. For example, Nevada doesn't tax the income of either individuals or corporations, and doesn't share information with the Internal Revenue Service or with other outside agencies. A Nevada corporation's directors do not have to be stockholders, and a Nevada corporation can purchase, hold, or transfer its own stock. In fact, the state is avidly pro-business and goes to great lengths to protect the privacy of business owners. So, while Nevada's annual filing requirements necessitate providing information on a single officer or director, changes to a corporations directors or officers do not have to be disclosed. General Advantages of Incorporation In addition to the specific advantages you gain when you incorporate in Nevada, corporations offer other benefits. In essence, a corporation is a completely separate entity from its owner or owners. Thus, incorporating gives you a great deal of protection from liability. While the corporation's assets can be targeted, when the corporation's officers and directors are fully compliant with the law, their individual assets remain off limits. In addition, it's easy to transfer ownership of a corporation, and it continues to survive as a legal entity even in the event of the death of an officer or director. Further, the ability of a corporation to garner funding is much greater than that of a person owning a sole proprietorship. Nevada LLCs LLC stands for Limited Liability Company, and is often viewed as a hybrid between a corporation and a partnership. Nevada LLCs, California LLCs, and those from other states can only stay in existence for 30 years, and can involve more public disclosures about member and owner information. In addition, the problems associated with the transfer of ownership of an LLC require extensive preplanning. Taking the Plunge Being a small business owner is fraught with worries and potential pitfalls. If you own a small business, it's worth your while to consider incorporating in Nevada. When you decide to take the plunge, however, make sure that you receive the guidance that you need to properly comply with all state and federal regulations. The company you choose to assist you should have extensive experience in structuring and protecting businesses, and have a solid background in the formation of corporations in Nevada. It should also be able to walk you through the process, file the necessary paperwork on your behalf, provide you with resident agent service, and provide you with all of the compliance materials you need in order to launch your corporation.

Why you should incorporate in nevada

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, there are close to 18 million businesses in the United States that have no paid employees. According to a Census Bureau report, "Nationally, these small businesses make up more than 70 percent of all businesses.... Nationwide, receipts totaled $770 billion." The data shows that Nevada is consistently at or near the top of the nation in the increase in the numbers of small businesses. The Case for Nevada It's natural to wonder why Nevada, which ranked thirty-fifth in population following the last census, is such a hotbed of business activity. The simple answer is that, when you incorporate in Nevada, you gain a number of business advantages in addition to those that you would receive when you incorporate in California or in another state. For example, Nevada doesn't tax the income of either individuals or corporations, and doesn't share information with the Internal Revenue Service or with other outside agencies. A Nevada corporation's directors do not have to be stockholders, and a Nevada corporation can purchase, hold, or transfer its own stock. In fact, the state is avidly pro-business and goes to great lengths to protect the privacy of business owners. So, while Nevada's annual filing requirements necessitate providing information on a single officer or director, changes to a corporations directors or officers do not have to be disclosed. General Advantages of Incorporation In addition to the specific advantages you gain when you incorporate in Nevada, corporations offer other benefits. In essence, a corporation is a completely separate entity from its owner or owners. Thus, incorporating gives you a great deal of protection from liability. While the corporation's assets can be targeted, when the corporation's officers and directors are fully compliant with the law, their individual assets remain off limits. In addition, it's easy to transfer ownership of a corporation, and it continues to survive as a legal entity even in the event of the death of an officer or director. Further, the ability of a corporation to garner funding is much greater than that of a person owning a sole proprietorship. Nevada LLCs LLC stands for Limited Liability Company, and is often viewed as a hybrid between a corporation and a partnership. Nevada LLCs, California LLCs, and those from other states can only stay in existence for 30 years, and can involve more public disclosures about member and owner information. In addition, the problems associated with the transfer of ownership of an LLC require extensive preplanning. Taking the Plunge Being a small business owner is fraught with worries and potential pitfalls. If you own a small business, it's worth your while to consider incorporating in Nevada. When you decide to take the plunge, however, make sure that you receive the guidance that you need to properly comply with all state and federal regulations. The company you choose to assist you should have extensive experience in structuring and protecting businesses, and have a solid background in the formation of corporations in Nevada. It should also be able to walk you through the process, file the necessary paperwork on your behalf, provide you with resident agent service, and provide you with all of the compliance materials you need in order to launch your corporation.