You may have heard experts saying that as a wholesaler, you must move on to incorporate your business. Corporation means a legal body in legal terminology, which can perform several obligations legally. It also protects the wholesale business owner from bearing the complete liability for corporate debts. Therefore, experts suggest whether it is a small organisation, enterprise or a multi-national corporate body, every owner must consider incorporation. Incorporation ensures that wholesale businesses do not pose any risk to personal finance even during unexpected situations. There are many benefits of incorporation so before moving on to the “how to” part of the question let us discover a few benefits of incorporating a wholesale business.
It is true that operating as corporations can bring additional burden on businesses in the form of more taxes or can make the wholesale traders responsible for keeping additional record files. So there are solid reasons that make incorporation attractive for wholesale businesses. By being just one of the proprietors, you are just responsible for the amount you invest into the business and not for the entire amount. The next biggest advantage is that the life of a corporation is not dependent upon the life of a particular individual. The corporation continues working, unaffected by the demise of any of the owners.
In current circumstances it is quite difficult for wholesale traders to raise a handsome amount alone for running an entire wholesale business as compared to multiple businesses running under an umbrella. Thus incorporating wholesale businesses is a good idea. You can also involve Manufacturers as your partners in the corporation. Raising money for a corporation is easier as banks and financial institutions prefer to lend money to corporations rather than individual businesses. It is also quite easier to attract individuals towards a corporation rather than a towards a sole proprietorship business. It is also due to a corporation’s credibility and transparency of shares that individuals prefer dealing with them for business transactions.
Now let us look at the steps involved in incorporating your wholesale business. For starters, if you own a small business you must decide whether you are going to merge with a large multinational organization or another medium sized wholesale business. This decision should be based on the estimation of your wholesale business growth and the sale of your chosen Wholesale Products. The next step is to sign a pre-incorporation agreement in order to agree to let the “Board of Directors” to run your company. A few other things must also be considered like shareholding policies and other business policies as how you need to run it.
Next step is to file an application to register your incorporation. Once the name gets approved you must prepare the articles of incorporation. Make all the clauses and points clear and easy to apprehend for all, once the document is prepared, get it signed from the all parties involved, including you. Lastly, conduct a meeting with all the stake and shareholders such as manufacturers and discuss with them all the terms, conditions and rules of incorporation. Democratically elect the members for your Board of Directors.
Once you are incorporated, make sure you are following all the rules and regulations. Get professional advices from lawyers who can guide you well on how to run your business smoothly.

Author's Bio: 

William King is the director of Manufacturers, Suppliers Directory, Wholesale Products and Wholesale Manufacturers. He has 18 years of experience in the marketing and trading industries and has been helping retailers, entrepreneurs and startups with their product sourcing, promotion, marketing and supply chain requirements.