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8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Launching A New Business

As you are thinking of starting your own business, you’ll need to get clear on a number of issues to ensure both you and your operation are properly positioned for success. Oftentimes, aspiring entrepreneurs jump headfirst into business ownership, with false expectations of what it takes to run a successful business, and they quickly find […]

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4 Financial Hacks To Kickstart Your Startup

Getting your business off the ground can be challenging in many ways. But perhaps the most challenging aspect of launching a startup involves funding your business in the early stages. Getting the cash flowing and keeping it flowing is the lifeblood of your operation. Without cash flow, you can’t pay your bills, hire your staff, […]

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5 Best Practices To Ensure Liability Protection From Your LLC

Many business owners structure their business as a limited liability company (LLC) because like corporations, LLCs offer personal liability protection for their owners. But unlike corporations, LLCs are not required to adhere to many of the same burdensome corporate formalities required of corporations. Since LLCs offer the liability protection of a corporation, without all of […]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Never Cut Corners With Your Legal Agreements

Running a business is a huge responsibility, so putting a lot of thought and effort into your legal agreements is likely pretty low on your list of priorities. But giving short shrift to your agreements can cost you big time—and in more ways than one. In order to save time and money, you may be […]

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Disability Insurance: What You Should Know

If you must work in order to earn your income, you need to have disability insurance. That said, purchasing such insurance is a “buyer beware” situation. This is because when it comes to most disability insurance policies, you must be aware of the numerous pitfalls that come with acquiring coverage that will really work for […]

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Q&A: How can I safeguard my company’s intellectual property when working with independent contractors?

Q & A: QUESTION ______________________________________________________________________________ Q:    How can I safeguard my company’s intellectual property when working with independent contractors? —Busy Boss   ANSWER ______________________________________________________________________________ A:     Dear Busy: Unlike employees, with whom you generally own automatic copyrights to everything they produce while working for you, independent contractors (ICs) typically retain full copyrights to […]

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Debunking 4 Popular Myths About Business Entities

Setting up the right legal structure for your business may seem like a boring detail that you don’t need to spend much time on. But, in reality, selecting the right entity for your company is one of the most critical decisions you can make as a business owner. That said, there are all sorts of […]

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5 Best Practices For Safeguarding Your Business From Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

While you may think of your team as family and believe that they would never sue you, lawsuits filed by employees are actually one of the most common causes of litigation for small businesses. In fact, nearly one in every five small businesses will get sued by an employee at some point. = Of all […]

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Is It Time To Update Your Company’s Insurance?

Putting in place the right types and amounts of business insurance is a key part of your company’s LIFT risk-mitigation and asset-protection foundation. However, like other foundational business systems, if your business insurance isn’t regularly reviewed and updated as your operation grows, your coverage can prove inadequate, putting your business at serious risk in the […]

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How Using The Right Legal Agreements Can Safeguard Your Intellectual Property

Using independent contractors (ICs) can give your company an edge in today’s thriving gig economy, but if you are not careful, contractors can also be a serious liability. In fact, working with ICs comes with a number of unique legal and financial risks that can be potentially ruinous to your business if not handled properly. […]

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Q&A: How does a “buy-sell” agreement work?

Q & A: QUESTION ______________________________________________________________________________ Q:    How does a “buy-sell” agreement work? —Curious CFO   ANSWER ______________________________________________________________________________ A:     Dear Curious: If you share ownership of your business with one or more other people, a buy-sell agreement ensures that upon certain conditions—such as your death or permanent incapacity—the other owners are able to […]

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