Benjamin Franklin said, “Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee.â€ Operating one’s own business is an exciting opportunity for any entrepreneur. People are attracted to business ownership for many reasons: profitability, opportunity, adventure, creativity, etc. There are many factors to success in business and the enjoyment of the benefits thereof. But, one of the necessary elements of â€œkeep[ing] thy shopâ€ is building the necessary legal structure and business advice to sustain the growth of your business throughout the life of the business. Your company’s success and failure can be tied to how it is structured and what is done with company assets.