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  • Small businesses facing poor or uncertain financial circumstances may be forced to consider drastic employment decisions including layoffs and benefit reductions. If your business faces such decisions, it important to understand your legal rights and obligations concerning employment law.Layoffs,...
    May 25, 2016 - 0 comments
  • Employees are the lifeblood of a small business but they are also human and need time off to deal with sickness, manage family needs, and fulfill civic commitments like jury duty.Personal time off is essential, but what happens when it becomes a problem? Persistent absenteeism (habitual and...
    April 12, 2016 - 1 comments
  • So far this winter we’ve seen deadly tornadoes in Texas, severe flooding in Missouri and 12 other states along the Mississippi River, unusually powerful storms in Southern California that brought 70 mph winds and heavy rains, and a massive two-day blizzard that dumped more than 30 inches of...
    February 08, 2016 - 5 comments
  • There are many reasons to consider a business structure change. With a different business structure, would your business be more successful? Could your sole proprietorship or partnership use more liability protection? Do you want to avoid excessive fees and bookkeeping requirements for your LLC or...
    January 28, 2016 - 2 comments
  • More and more people are browsing, shopping, and doing business on their phones and tablets. Currently, 11.3% of the digital population uses mobile only, compared to 10.6% desktop only use*. This may not seem significant now but these numbers will continue to grow as mobile capabilities advance and...
    January 20, 2016 - 6 comments
  • Happy New Year! While everyone is making a slew of personal resolutions it is time for you to make some resolutions to get your business on track. The New Year is the perfect time to reaffirm your business lifestyle and make changes for the betterment of your business. Here are a few tips and...
    January 04, 2016 - 2 comments
  • There are many negative consequences of making the wrong hire. And you want to make sure that you have all the right information before you make the decision. Skipping out on this process can affect your employee’s morale, productivity and impact customer relations. Not to mention the cost of...
    December 16, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Editors note: This post orginally appeared on the Federal Trade Commission's Business Blog. It is authored by Lesley Fair, Senior Attorney in the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection.A small business or nonprofit gets what appears to be an invoice for a listing in an online yellow pages directory...
    December 02, 2015 - 2 comments
  • The process of naming your business is a complex one. Not only must it reflect your brand but you need to find ways to protect it against name hijackers, scammers, impersonators, cybersquatting, and business identity theft.There are several ways to protect your business name – locally,...
    November 18, 2015 - 11 comments
  • There are so many things your small business can do to get boost holiday sales – decorations, promotions, savvy email marketing, and much more. But have you made events a part of your holiday marketing calendar?Events are a great multi-purpose marketing opportunity. You can use them to give...
    November 04, 2015 - 3 comments

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