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Entrepreneurship, Living, & Love

Hi! I’m the Founder of Hawkes Law Group, and I host a radio show called “The Learning Curve Radio Show: The #1 Radio Show To Learn From Other People’s Mistakes”. The show airs on WEHA Gospel 88.7 FM in the … Continue reading

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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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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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5 Tax Tips for Small Business

According to SBA data, more than 79 percent of small businesses have no employees – meaning that a majority of small business owners are doing it all.  And when tax season rolls around, it can mean plenty of stress for … Continue reading

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What Small Business Owners Need to Know About the Home Office Tax Deduction

It used to be that claiming a home office as a tax reduction was viewed as a sure trigger for an IRS audit. Today, it is estimated that 26 million Americans have home offices; however, only 15% claim home office … Continue reading

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