Limited Liability Companies: Fact vs. Fiction

Most people, especially small business owners, are all too familiar with the concept of forming a corporation to protect and separate their personal assets from their business. But fewer people are familiar

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Your Estate Planning Checklist

The death of a parent… Medical issues… Birth of a child… A milestone birthday… Any of these events can trigger the urge to put your affairs in order and plan your estate. One of the best things

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What If?

Most people start the process of estate planning to deal with “What If”. What If you died and your children were still too young to care for themselves? What If you were no longer physically able to

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Thinking About Incorporating?

So you’re in the planning stages of your new business venture… Or maybe you’ve been operating for awhile but just hadn’t gotten around to doing the “business” paperwork… Chances are your

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Protecting You and Your Business

Paperwork can be a pain.  You never want to let it distract you from running your business, but crossing the proverbial “T’s” and dotting those “I’s” is very important.  The reason is that

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Hiring and Changes to The I-9 Process

April 15th is Tax Day (well, normally…this year we received a 3-day extension). But this year, it was also the day the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published their final ruling adopting

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Before You Hire Summer Help

Hiring kids for summer jobs is a long standing tradition, especially for small businesses. It’s a win for everyone involved – the kids get a little work experience and some extra money and the businesses

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Telecommuters and Lawsuits – A Growing Trend

The increase in gas prices… The high cost of commuting… Increased cost of providing office space… All of these factors have made telecommuting a very attractive option for employers and employees

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The Family Business Succession Plan – An Important Piece of the Estate Planning Puzzle

Do you own a family business? If so, you have plenty of company. More than 90% of U.S. businesses are family businesses. Out of the Fortune 500, 150 are family businesses. Now, would you like to hear some

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A Legal Advisor for Your Small Business – Like Money in the Bank

Starting and running your own business requires you to be something of a gambler. Regardless of how much you plan, nothing is certain except that at least some of the million and one things you think can

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