A corporation is a business entity that is owned by its shareholder(s), who elect a board of directors to oversee the organization’s activities. The corporation is liable for the actions and finances of the business – the shareholders are not. Corporations can be for-profit, as businesses are, or not-for-profit, as charitable organizations typically are.
Before creating a corporation, consider what you hope to gain from establishing this separate entity. The biggest advantages of having a corporation are: