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What You Should Know About the Corporate Transparency Act

Included within the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act passed on January 1, 2021, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) requires certain small businesses based in the U.S. to report the identities of their owners and organizers to the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The CTA is an update to the federal government’s anti-money […]

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3 Things You Must Consider Before Filing Business Bankruptcy

With the government-mandated shutdowns and loss of business due to the pandemic, you may be thinking about filing for bankruptcy to deal with your company’s debt. However, even though bankruptcy is a valid option that can give you a chance to get a fresh start, bankruptcy isn’t always the best solution for managing out-of-control debt […]

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Rethink Your Relationship With Legal Agreements: The Basics of Agreements

This is the first in an ongoing series covering the value legal agreements bring to your business beyond the surface. From boosting your bottom line and expanding your business to hiring the most talented team and improving every relationship you enter into; this series offers a comprehensive look at how effective legal agreements can enhance […]

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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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How To Make Better, Faster Decisions During Uncertain Times

When there’s a blow to your business, especially an unprecedented world event like the pandemic we are living through, you might feel paralyzed and unable to make a move. But when problems crop up, you as a business owner can’t afford to freeze. Or fight, or flee, for that matter. Freeze, fight, and flee are […]

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5 Best Tips For Starting Your Own Business

People start their own businesses for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes it’s a lifelong dream. Sometimes it’s a desire to have more control over one’s time and money. Sometimes it’s just old-fashioned necessity, like if you’ve been laid off from your job and are having trouble finding a new one in your field. But if […]

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Choosing the Right Lawyer to Handle Your First Lawsuit or Business Conflict

In my previous article, I gave you some ways in which you can prepare yourself and your business when served with a lawsuit. I mentioned one thing in particular that could mean all the difference in dealing with this scary scenario—finding the right lawyer to help you resolve the conflict, or litigate on your behalf, […]

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4 Advantages of Accepting Cryptocurrency As a Payment Option

With the proliferation of web-based mobile technology, consumers have come to expect a variety of digital payment options. From online payment platforms, such as PayPal and Venmo, to mobile wallet services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, today’s business owners have a number of different payment systems to choose from. But perhaps the most innovative […]

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5 Reasons You Need Standard Operating Procedures

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are detailed instructions describing the procedures for carrying out recurring business tasks. At first, creating SOPs for your company’s processes might not seem very important. After all, if it’s just you and a couple other people doing all the work, creating step-by-step instructions for each key task might seem like a […]

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Save Big Money On Your 2019 Taxes—Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed the initial steps for saving big on your 2019 taxes. Here, we describe the next steps in the process.   Taxes are a thorn in just about every entrepreneur’s side. Indeed, taxes are your single biggest business expense. That said, it’s fairly easy to reduce the amount […]

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Save Big Money On Your 2019 Taxes—Part 1

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. Yet focusing a relatively small amount of time and effort into strategically reducing your taxes can pay […]

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