Category Archives for "Business Planning"

Apr 01

What You Should Know About ‘Ban the Box’ Laws

By Taylor Haley

If you haven’t yet heard about the legislative initiative sweeping across the country known as “Ban the Box,” you probably will soon. Indeed, if your company is located in one of the 33 states or more than 150 cities and counties that have adopted such laws, you risk legal penalties and lawsuits if you’re not […]

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Mar 25

FAQs About Independent Contractors and 1099s

By Taylor Haley

With the rise of the “gig economy” and so many people now working as independent contractors (ICs), as opposed to full-time employees, you should be well-familiar with the rules and requirements for the tax form known as a 1099.A 1099 is designed to document and track payments you make to ICs for services they provide […]

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Mar 18

Protecting Your Intellectual Property Early On Is Vital

By Taylor Haley

When it comes to intellectual property (IP), you’re probably familiar with things like patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Yet, these are just terms describing how businesses can legally protect certain types of IP. Though such terms offer a general idea about what IP is, they don’t fully explain how it works. And whether you know it […]

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Mar 04

Navigating State Laws Governing Business Names

By Taylor Haley

One of the coolest parts of owning a business is getting to come up with its name. On the creative side, you’re choosing a name to represent and encapsulate the essence of your life’s work. On the practical side, you’re trying to come up with something that will most effectively grab the interest of potential […]

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