Monthly Archives: April 2013

Is That a Real Employee or a Common-Law Employee?

The IRS and the Department of Labor are cracking down on businesses that use contractors but treat them like real employees – or, as the IRS calls them, “common-law employees.”  Before you misclassify that contractor, ask yourself these 5 questions: … Continue reading

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Obamacare Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Hits Logistical Speed Bump

A logistical speed bump is going to delay the number of insurance plan options for small businesses under Obamacare for at least a year, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) … Continue reading

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Business Entity Estate Planning

When people think of estate planning, the first ideas that typically come to mind are of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and guardianship arrangements.  Traditionally, those instruments have been closely associated with estate planning simply because they are legal tools … Continue reading

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How to Ensure Your Business Goes On Without You

If you have built a successful business and plan to leave it to your heirs or business partners, doing so is not a process that just happens naturally after you retire or die.  So if you don’t have a buy-sell … Continue reading

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A Legal Checklist for Starting Your Own Business

Whether you are already a small business owner or the entrepreneurial spirit has grabbed you by the collar and you plan to get your startup off the ground this year, there are certain legal aspects to operating a small business … Continue reading

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