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Judy,

I am guessing that your business is a sole proprietorship - IRS Schedule C. If thats the case there is no difference in buying stock as a small business. You will own the stock as an individual.

If you have a small corporation it is better to own stock outside the business for many reasons. Corps have no capital loss deductions, no long-term gains tax rates. Its a good idea to keep investments away from business creditors.

good luck,

EG
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