How Should I Legally Structure My Startup Business?

The Small Business Blog

Along with the countless other things a start-up has to deal with when setting up a company, there is the major decision of how the company should trade legally.

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5 Important Marketing Trends for Legal Professionals

Small Business CEO

Legal professionals that stay on top of marketing trends and effectively use the latest strategies can get a leg up on all of the competition. Judging by the current climate and trends through the first half of 2017, there are some pretty clear themes to the changes in legal marketing.

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Covering Yourself Legally as a Business Owner

Small Business CEO

Legal business legal legal protections When you take the plunge and become a business owner, no matter what size that business may be, there are certain aspects you leave yourself accountable for. This is what’s known as Management Liability.

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5 Reasons to Offer Employees Voluntary Legal Benefits

Small Business CEO

Most Americans are faced with at least one new legal issue each year. Legal matters require time and money to resolve, and some of that time is spent while on the job. … Human Resources Legal voluntary benefits voluntary legal benefits work package

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5 Legal Issues To Consider And Address Before A Divorce

Dumb Little Man

If you are thinking of the same thing, here are some of the most common divorce legal issues you should be prepared to address. To legally put an end to a marriage, a number of processes and approaches have to be taken. Divorce legal issues vary from case to case and the laws governing them differ greatly from state to state. During the process, it’s important for divorcing couples to legally settle and document their agreed financial terms and conditions.

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The Legal Aspects of Setting up a New Business

The Small Business Blog

Beginning a new business can be an exciting process, but the legal aspects of it can be quite intimidating. Guest Blog business partners commercial property crime employment law lawyers legal partners partnership property

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Surviving Legal Terms: Does Seeking Online Help Make Sense?

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A contract may contain legal terms that the signee should fully understand before she sign it in order to enter into the agreement.… … Legal business legal online legal service Law plays an important role of keeping mankind in the right.

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Legal Advice: Just Got Sued? Here’s What To Do Next

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“You've been served.” Those three words -- indicating you’ve been served with a lawsuit -- will send a chill down the spine of just about anybody. Getting served with a lawsuit can be unnerving and confusing. If you haven’t been sued before, you will probably have a lot of questions.

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Stock Markets – Legalized Gambling – The Cancer In Our Sick Society

The Small Business Blog

When you listen to this guy during his BBC interview, it is easy to understand why you are losing you pension and savings. He claims that not governments rule the world, Goldman Sachs does. I believe him, how else can you explain, why our governments have not stopped the practice of “going short”, at least…

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Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Small Business Legal Issues

The Small Business Blog

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. Make sure that you separate yourself from your business activity. Because a large number of small businesses operate as sole traders, their individual assets are not protected and would also be at risk…

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Can An Employer Legally Verify Salary History?

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To this effect, verification of salary history has become a sort of hiring strategy, and it is legal to a certain extent. The post Can An Employer Legally Verify Salary History? The job market in the United States is becoming increasingly competitive not only in terms of individual skills but also in relation to compensation.

3 Times When an SMB Needs a Lawyer

Small Business CEO

Small business owners should build a relationship with a local attorney and have someone they can call if a legal problem arises. If you’re making a deal of a lifetime, you’ll need a lawyer to make sure that the contract you provide or must sign is legally sound.

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Why a Sole Proprietorship May Be Best for You

Small Business CEO

Basically, it means that there is no legal distinction between you and your business. A sole proprietorship would not have a separate balance sheet since it is not a legal entity: the sole proprietorship does not have assets or debts.… … Legal Management sole proprietorshi

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Smart Tax Strategies for Audit-Proofing Your Small Business

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In reality, they’re setting themselves up for a legal nightmare.… … Economy & Environment Legal small business taxes tax audit tax strategiesGoing through an audit can be nerve-wracking and time-consuming.

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Bankruptcy Is Unexpected, Preparing Now Can Help You Later

Small Business CEO

Legal bankruptcy legal assistancePeaks And Valleys. The best times can become the worst of times quickly, and such economic downturns aren’t always predictable.

Time to sell your business? Get ready for an adventure

The Small Business Blog

Small Business / SOHO legal selling your businessSo, you’ve worked hard building your business for years, sacrificing time with your family, missing important events and doing all you can to ensure future financial security.

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Fire Smartly: Avoiding Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

Small Business CEO

… Human Resources Legal employee termination firing tips wrongful termination noticeFiring an employee is never an easy task, but when performance doesn’t meet expectations, drastic measures must be taken.

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How Product Reviews Can Benefit Your Business

Small Business CEO

Legal Marketing online reviews product reviewsMany people visit the web every day to research product reviews.

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3 Ways Small Businesses Can Meet ADA Facility Compliance Requirements

Small Business CEO

Businesses have a legal right to focus on accessibility, and this is in the retail and restaurant space especially.… … Legal Management accessibility ADA compliance disabilityAmericans with disabilities are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Everything You Need to Know About Choosing The Right Business Structure

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If only it were so cut and dry when starting a business, we wouldn’t have all these headaches with paperwork, legal stuff and guidelines to deal with. … Legal business structure

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Understanding the World of Business: How to Comply with Business Law

Small Business CEO

Legal business law law complianceOwning and running an SME is not an endeavour for the faint of heart. Grit, determination, hard work, and endless toil are required to make a success of your venture, and challenge after challenge must be met head on.

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What are The Key Deal Terms of a Litigation Funding Agreement?

Small Business CEO

LFAs are complex legal contracts , which are customised to the facts of each individual claim, but the following are the main key elements: Termination rights. … Legal lfa litigation funding agreement

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Infographic: Lawsuits

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Your small business has hopefully avoided any legal situations so far, but once your company grows to a certain point then legal complications are practically inevitable. Business Infographics infographic lawyers legal patent trolling

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How to Select the Correct Commercial Law Firm for your Business

Small Business CEO

Hiring the correct commercial firm to take care of your legal interests is crucial to any successful business. A firm with other clients in your industry is beneficial as they will have an understanding of the industry and relevant legal requirements that exist within it.…

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How knowing basic employment law can help in the workplace

The Small Business Blog

Guest Blog employment law labor law legal legislation Knowing your rights at work is of great importance; it ensures that both parties, employers and employees, are adhering to current government laws. However, it can sometimes be tricky knowing how many hours (by law) you can work in a week? Or how many days holiday your employees are actually entitled to?

Commercial Building Owners Should Hire a Public Insurance Adjuster to Negotiate Their Property Claim

Small Business CEO

Legal commercial property damage claims licensed public insurance adjusterCommercial property damage claims can be daunting to file and negotiate. Many times, this leaves the business with an inconvenient choice: Hire an attorney to handle their claim, or.

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3 Alternatives to Bankruptcy for Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

… Economy & Environment Finance Legal bankruptcy bankruptcy alternativesSmall businesses go bankrupt. The Small Business Administration states that 50% of businesses survive past the five-year mark.

Do your employees benefit from permanent health insurance? Is your business at risk?

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Business Advice business insurance health legal Many employers provide employees with the valuable benefits offered by permanent health insurance (PHI).

Remaining Compliant as a Small Business Owner: 3 Things to Keep in Mind

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Legal business regulations regulation compliances While it is often overshadowed by the importance of commercial growth and performance, compliance with British laws and regulations remains extremely crucial.

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4 Ways to Protect Your Business From a Divorce

Small Business CEO

Legal divorce protecting business‘Happily ever after’ is what married couple want to achieve. Unfortunately, it’s often inevitable due to one reason or another. Depending on your personal circumstances, there are things needed to settle when divorce is inevitable.

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How to Rescue Your Business from the Brink of Insolvency

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… CEO Leadership Legal bankruptcy insolvencyThere’s no denying that approaching insolvency is a problem that requires immediate attention. While it can feel a little scary, the best way to fix it quickly and simply is with a targeted, focused response.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Online Defamation

Small Business CEO

Legal online defamation When considering the modern landscape of communication and news-gathering, we can all agree that the use of blogs and social networking outlets are increasing in their popularity and usefulness.

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Get Ready to Show Proof of Health Coverage in 2015

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… Finance Legal aca affordable care act health coverage obamacare By now, you should know the law: As of last year, all Americans – both individuals and businesses – are required to carry health insurance coverage under the terms of the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010.

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A Starter Guide to I-9 Compliance & New Hires

Small Business CEO

Legal employment documents hiring documents i-9 compliance i-9 formsGetting a new hire onboard is more than introducing him to coworkers. You need to comply with all the regulations involved with the I-9 form. It is only one page, but the rules that go with it fill 69 pages.

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Everything You Need to Know About Business Partnerships (Especially With a Friend or Relative)

Small Business CEO

There will always be conflicts of interest, disagreements and legal repercussions.… … Legal business partnership

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3 Things Business Owners Must Do to Avoid Premises Liability Claims

Small Business CEO

Legal health and safety liability claimsMost business owners are well aware that they have a duty to provide a safe environment for customers or clients.

6 Steps Every SMB Owner Needs to Complete After Incorporating

Small Business CEO

Legal business incorporation business legal Forming an LLC or Limited Liability Corporation is a great first step toward legitimizing your company and to insulate you and your family from the financial liabilities of your business.

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The Benefits Of Building A Relationship With A Law Firm

Small Business CEO

Even the most experienced business leader may be at a loss when it comes to the ins and outs of legal documents, actions and proceedings. Instead of making risky guesses on legal matters, business leaders and entrepreneurs can place their trust in law firms.

Legal Advice for Workers

On The Job

At least once a week I get asked a question that has a "legal" implication. I'm not a lawyer, and even though I tell these people they need to get legal advice, I know that's not possible for everyone. Someone writes me wanting to know if they can get fired for something, or what rights they have regarding their job. For one reason, lawyers cost money -- money that everyone may not have.

ReachLocal’s guide to Online Reviews

Small Business CEO

In the legal sense, this is often referred to as defamation. As the Internet industry matures, so do the legalities surrounding many variables that can happen in the online space – in most cases, the law simply extends itself to online.…

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