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Is It Time To Rethink Your Company’s Cybersecurity?

As a small business owner, you may not consider cybersecurity as one of your top priorities, especially if you have a limited online presence. However, that kind of thinking can leave your company seriously vulnerable to hackers and a rapidly increasing number of online threats. And the threat against small businesses is at an all-time […]

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Putting Your Kids On The Payroll Can Benefit Your Business

Paying your children—whether they’re tweens, teens, or young adults—to work for your company is one of the greatest advantages of running a family business. By hiring your kids, you can help them develop a strong work ethic, give them experience managing money, and jumpstart their ability to save for their future, all while keeping more […]

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7 Tips For Creating A Winning Business Plan

Far too many aspiring entrepreneurs jumpstart their businesses without taking the time to properly plan. Just as a builder uses a blueprint to ensure a new construction project will be structurally sound, a carefully researched and well-thought-out business plan allows you to determine whether or not your business concept will actually succeed and make money. […]

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How to Grow Your Business for Sustainable Success in 2022

Business growth is a dream that sparkles in the eyes of many small business owners. But bigger is only better when your business is set up to support the life you want. Bigger is not necessarily better. Best is a business that supports you to have a life you love, with an income to match, […]

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8 Critical Steps For Hiring Your First Employee

If you’ve been working as a true solo entrepreneur up until now, it’s time to consider hiring support to leverage to your next level. . The moment when a small business owner decides to hire their first employee is one of triumph. Conversely, knowing how to start the hiring process can also be a moment […]

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4 Ways A Business Lawyer Can Support Your Startup

The constant whirlwind of excitement and activity surrounding the launch of your startup can leave you feeling overwhelmed. You can get so focused on the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities involved with getting your operation up and running that you neglect some of your company’s most vital legal components. Because you are so busy and likely […]

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The Advantages of Launching Your LLC in the New Year

You may be wondering why so many business owners choose January 1 as the start date for their company. Surely, it’s not because everyone has the same New Year’s resolution, right? The fact is, there are a number of distinct advantages to launching your Limited Liability Company (LLC) at the beginning of the new year, […]

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Now Is Your Last Chance To Save On Your 2021 Taxes

When you first realize that your biggest personal and business expense—bar none—is taxes, it can come as quite a shock. Seeing so much of your hard-earned money wind up in the government’s hands can feel like a shakedown. That said, focusing a relatively small amount of time and effort into strategically reducing your taxes can […]

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Q&A How can I determine if the business I’m looking to buy is properly valued?

Q: How can I determine if the business I’m looking to buy is properly valued? —Interested Investor ______________________________________________________________________________ A: Dear Interested: When buying an existing business, determining the true value of the operation is one of the most important factors. In fact, every single other factor about the business can be totally perfect, but if […]

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Before You Sell Your Business (Or Any Other Appreciated Asset), Read This!

Although paying taxes is a largely unavoidable part of running a business, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that there is one common type of tax you can often avoid paying—capital gains taxes. That said, the only way you can avoid paying capital gains taxes (at least legally) is if you plan in advance. […]

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5 Tips From A Lawyer For Keeping Your LLC Compliant

Many entrepreneurs 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 legally required to adhere to many of the same corporate formalities required of corporations. Given that LLCs offer the liability protection of a corporation, without all of […]

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