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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Retaliation – A Human Resources Nightmare

When you have an employee file a claim against you for any violation of legally required employment standards, it is vitally important that you refrain from any type of retaliation against that employee. Failure

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Cutting Salaries? Approach With Caution

Everyone is looking for ways to save these days. Your small business is no exception. You can’t afford to cut any more personnel so now you’re thinking of cutting salaries… Before you take out the

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Hot Hiring Topics for Businesses in 2011

No doubt about it, 2010 was a tough year for employers and the 10% of the working population looking for jobs. Things are looking up this year. More businesses are hiring and the economy is slowly moving

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What You Don’t Know About FMLA Can Hurt You

One of the most daunting chores you can face as a small business owner is compliance with FMLA (the Family Medical Leave Act.) Just when you think you have a handle on it, something changes and you have

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Choosing the Right Web Designer for Your Business

You’re excited about growing your business through a strong Web presence… You’re ready to invest in the growth of your business with a real deal web designer… But how do you know who to choose

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Forming a Business Entity – An Ounce of Prevention Can Be Worth Pounds of Cure

Your years of hard work have finally paid off.  The long hours, the networking, the devotion to your clients have all put you in prime position to open your own shop. But not so fast… Curb your enthusiasm

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Ready…Set…File Your Taxes!

It’s that time of year again… Time to get all your ducks in a row to report your income to Uncle Sam… When you’re trying to take care of a family and run a business, the last thing you want to

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Quick Funding Tips for Your Small Business

You’ve got a great idea for a business… It’s the dream of a lifetime… You can barely sleep for the excitement of finally running your own shop, calling the shots, and being independent. But once

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