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Achieve Rapid, Sustainable Growth Using Outsourcing, Processes, and Technology

Growing your small business can be tricky. In fact, rapid growth can actually harm your company if you don’t plan properly. When you are first starting out, for instance, you may not have the revenue to hire the staff needed to handle the increased business that rapid growth brings, and trying to do everything on […]

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4 Factors To Consider When Choosing a Business Entity—Part 2

When starting a business, you have to make a ton of different decisions. From deciding what to name your company to hire employees, getting your business off the ground comes with a nearly endless number of decisions. Of all these decisions, perhaps none is more important or has a more significant impact on your success […]

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4 Factors To Consider When Choosing a Business Entity—Part 1

When starting a business, you have to make a ton of decisions. Deciding what to name your company and hiring employees, what kind of products or services you should sell, and how to fund your operation, getting your business off the ground comes with a nearly endless number of decisions. Of all these decisions, perhaps […]

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What’s In A Name? Frequently Asked Questions About Trademarks

When it comes to your company’s identity, nothing is more vital to your company than your name and logo. By developing a catchy name and snazzy logo for your business, you can quickly get your company recognized, remembered, and respected. Once you have come up with a winning name and logo, you will want to […]

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Thinking About Starting a Nonprofit? Here’s What You Should Know—Part 1

Starting a nonprofit organization can be a great way to give back to your community, while working for a cause you are passionate about. That said, if you are starting a nonprofit simply to avoid some of the more unsavory aspects of running a business, you should seriously reconsider. As the founder of a nonprofit, […]

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Securing Funding For Your Business: Equity vs Debt Investments

As you grow your company, you may discover that it’s time to move beyond leveraging your personal credit to fund your business, whether through business or personal credit cards, and look for outside investors or lenders. When it comes to securing funding for your business, you must first decide what form of investment is right […]

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The Ins and Outs of Incorporating Your Business Outside Your Home State

It’s a popular myth that it’s always best to incorporate your business in a business-friendly state, like Delaware, Wyoming, or Nevada in order to save on taxes, benefit from increased privacy, and possibly have an easier time raising capital. However, for many businesses, incorporating in these states is completely unnecessary—and it may even cost your […]

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The Dirty Little Secret Most Business Owners Won’t Talk About

November 6, 2020 is “National Love Your Lawyer Day,” which started in 2001 as a way to celebrate lawyers for their positive contributions and encourage the public to view lawyers in a more favorable light. As Family Business Lawyers, we’re dedicated to improving the public’s perception of lawyers by offering business-centered legal services specifically tailored […]

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4 Tips To Scale Your Business For Sustainable Growth

You might assume that growth is always a good thing. But if you aren’t prepared, rapid growth can lead to serious problems—and even cause your business to fail as a result of implosion. Growth is only sustainable if you have the systems and resources to support it. As your company expands, so do your costs […]

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4 Tips For Achieving Sustainable Revenue in an Unpredictable Economy

The year 2020 has been extremely challenging for most entrepreneurs. The COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn have seriously disrupted some businesses and completely shuttered others. And at this point, it doesn’t appear like things are going to go back to normal anytime soon. In light of this ongoing uncertainty and turmoil, you may need to […]

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Scared To Take the EIDL Money and Use It Wisely?

A couple of weeks ago, I covered making the choice to accept Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) money, and got into some of the nuts and bolts of what that might mean for your business. If you’ve been offered EIDL money, you might still be on the fence about it. Maybe you’re scared that, if […]

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