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Monday, November 23, 2020

Should You Protect Your Business Using a Nonsolicitation Agreement?


For most business owners, employees, vendors, and customers are essential to keeping your business successful. When someone with inside knowledge about your vendors, employees, and customers leaves your company, your business becomes vulnerable to losing these critical assets to competitors. To protect your company from such risks, consider using a nonsolicitation agreement.

 

What Is a Nonsolicitation Agreement?

A nonsolicitation agreement creates a contractual relationship between an employer and an employee, restricting whom the employee can solicit after departing the company. These agreements prevent former employees from using information gained while working for you for the benefit of your competitors.
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Monday, November 16, 2020

Six Steps for Forming an LLC


One of the first decisions to make when starting a business is what type of business entity to form. The limited liability company (LLC) is one of the most popular business structures because it offers a level of flexibility and legal protection that is attractive to many people who are starting their own businesses. The following six steps will help you get started if you are interested in forming an LLC.

 

  1. Choose a name. To form an LLC, you must select a business name that complies with state regulations.
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Monday, November 9, 2020

Legal Considerations for Social Media Influencers


As a business owner, you may be considering leveraging social media to enhance your business’s engagement and reach. One way to do this is to employ the use of social media influencers. Social media influencers are individuals who have amassed large followings of people on various social media sites who trust their opinions on a variety of matters.

 

Many social media influencers develop specific niches and select one or two social media platforms for their focus. Due to the nature of popular social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, and Twitter, it is important to consider the legal issues that could arise during the various stages of a relationship.
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Monday, November 2, 2020

Security Standards for Businesses That Accept Credit and Debit Cards


According to Total System Services, Inc., 80 percent of the consumers questioned in a 2018 survey responded that they preferred making payments using credit or debit cards.


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Monday, October 26, 2020

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Forming an LLC?


If you have decided to start a business and are researching the available business entity types, you may repeatedly come across the terms “limited liability company” and “LLC,” but you might not understand what this type of entity is or whether it is right for you. A limited liability company (LLC) is a business entity that protects its owners, referred to as members, from being personally liable for the debts of the company. This, however, is not what makes the LLC special; several other entities also offer this protection. The LLC is unique because it combines various characteristics of other entity types, which together make it one of today’s most preferred legal structures for companies.

 

Benefits of an LLC


Monday, October 19, 2020

Does My Employment Agreement Protect My Business?


Employment agreements are essential to protect your business and your employees. These agreements create legal obligations and represent the contractual relationships between employers and employees. A word of caution, however: Not all employment agreements are the same. An employment agreement could do more harm than good if it is not carefully crafted for your specific situation. When hiring a new employee, it is vital to ensure that your agreement accurately captures the expectations of both parties.
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Monday, October 12, 2020

What Is a Business Succession Plan?


If you own a small business, developing your succession plan is a critical element of business planning. Many business owners fail to appreciate the complexities and time involved in successfully transitioning a business. Entangled in the day-to-day management of their companies, they neglect this essential element of business planning to their detriment.

 

Transitions in business are prompted by retirement, sudden illness, incapacity, death, or other major life events. Failure to plan for the inevitable transitions of life puts a business’s survival at risk.
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Monday, October 5, 2020

Understanding How LLC Members Pay Taxes


Limited liability companies (LLCs) are one of the most popular types of business entities. The LLC’s flexible taxation options are one reason it is preferred; LLC members can, for the most part, choose how they would like to be taxed. The LLC enjoys this flexibility because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not recognize it as a distinct entity for federal tax purposes. It must, therefore, be taxed as one of the four taxable options already available:

 

  1. Disregarded Entity. A disregarded entity is a business structure that is not recognized as distinct from its owner for tax purposes.
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Monday, September 28, 2020

What Is an S Corporation and Should I Form One?


Contrary to popular belief, the S corporation is not a distinct entity type. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), an S corporation is a corporation that has elected treatment as a pass-through entity for federal income tax purposes under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue CodeRead more . . .


Monday, September 21, 2020

Considerations for Filing Business Taxes


For most entrepreneurs, handling business taxes is a daunting but necessary task. The complexities of tax preparation often lead business owners to procrastinate or neglect proper record keeping and tax deadlines. Nevertheless, following these basic steps can simplify the process and guide you as you prepare to file your business tax return.

 

  • Pay attention to important deadlines. As a business owner, it is very important that you keep the various tax deadlines in mind as you go about your daily tasks.
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Monday, September 14, 2020

Federal Court Rules Wolf Actions Unconsitutional


Following a hearing in support of a request for declaratory judgment, U.S.D.C. Judge Stickman sided in favor of business owners over the Governor's mandated shutdown of businesses under the "life-sustaining" and "non-life-sustaining" designations published and re-published numerous times over March, April and May of this year.


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