I Need To Hire Someone for My Business; What Do I Need To Know

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The goal of most businesses is to grow – at least somewhat.  However, in order to grow or to be able to step away from the business for a personal life, vacation, or other ventures, you’ll need help with day-to-day operations.  If you’ve never hired someone before – or it’s been a long time – […]

How to Dissolve a Partnership on Good Terms

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Many business partnerships eventually come to an end. Like other types of relationships, when business partners decide to split up, the process can be amicable or contentious. For personal and professional reasons, dissolving the partnership on good terms is in the best interest of all partners. A smooth split will prevent unnecessary conflict and legal […]

Myths We Tell Ourselves About Estate Planning

Myths We Tell Ourselves About Estate Planning

Estate planning can be a very difficult process. While it’s not brain surgery, making the decision to move forward with the planning requires us to face the fact that we will not live forever. This thought can stop many people right in their tracks. Others talk themselves out of seeing a qualified attorney to put […]

Cybersecurity – Protecting Your Business

Cybersecurity - Protecting Your Business

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for businesses, and small businesses are not immune from the threats posed by cybercriminals. Don’t be complacent because your business is small: Almost half of all cyberattacks in the U.S. are directed at small businesses. In recognition of this serious problem, in August 2018, President Trump signed into law the […]

Firing with Grace

Firing with Grace

Small business owners are accustomed to having grace under fire when it comes to running their business. But it is just as necessary that they demonstrate grace when firing an employee.  Due to harsh economic conditions, some sectors of the American economy had to resort to layoffs in the first half of 2022, and there […]

Five Reasons Business Owners Need Estate Plans

Five Reasons Business Owners Need Estate Plans

Business owners are notorious for engrossing themselves in the day-to-day management and functions of their businesses. As a business owner, you are likely the heart and soul of the company you lead. Your clients love you, and you have built unique relationships with your contractors and suppliers. Suppose, however, that tragedy strikes: You, as the […]

How Do I Prepare To Meet with a Business Lawyer?

How Do I Prepare To Meet with a Business Lawyer

Businesses are governed by laws and regulations that affect nearly every aspect of their operation. From formation, hiring, and firing, to drafting contracts, resolving disputes, and dissolving or selling the company, there are numerous legal matters that arise during the lifetime of a business.  As a small business owner, you are adept at handling challenges. […]

How to Set Up Your Board of Directors

How to Set Up Your Board of Directors

You might think that a board of directors is something that only big companies have, but all S corporations and C corporations—even small businesses—are legally required to have boards of directors. Specific rules for the board of directors are established in the corporate bylaws and other corporate documents. Some requirements for boards of directors, including […]

Develop a Vacation Policy For Your Business

Develop a Vacation Policy For Your Business

What do workers want most? Beyond a pay raise, one of the best ways to keep workers happy is to give them more paid time off (PTO). Contrary to what business owners and managers might think, vacation time has actually been shown to boost productivity.  Vacation is an issue that can turn into a power […]

Considerations Before Owning a Business with Your Spouse

Considerations Before Owning a Business with Your Spouse

Both running a successful business and having a successful marriage requires commitment and hard work. Operating a business as a married couple can present its share of challenges, but being devoted to one another as spouses and as business partners can bring higher levels of accountability and trust to the business. If you and your […]