There's lots of fear about the possibilities of considerable costs for some small businesses in the new healthcare legislation, and costs certainly will be based on what we've seen in terms of estimates of how the new rules will work. But one columnist says the healthcare law shouldn't put anyone out of business, just cost your business an awful lot more. Read More
The new healthcare law recently passed will affect even many small businesses in very significant ways. The law will be phased in gradually over the next several years but knowing the specific implementation can be extremely important in operating your business. This breakdown of the law by the National Federation of Independent Business gives details and a time line for implementation plus a lin Read More
Considering selling your business? Did you know that there are many steps that you can take right now to maximize your profit potential and minimize business disruption? Read More
Business umbrella insurance covers many things but not everything. Like any other kind of insurance, there are always those loopholes you don't know about. Make sure your commercial umbrella insurance covers what you need it to cover. A few tips. Read More
If you are thinking of selling your business, this guide will help you organize in preparation for the sale. Read More
Compared to their big-business counterparts, small businesses are especially vulnerable to patent infringement because they may lack the knowledge, expertise or resources necessary to prevent the theft of their invention. Use this guide to navigate the application process, understand costs and fees, and identify financial assistance opportunities available for small businesses. Read More
The legal structure that you choose for your new company (NewCo) has important consequences in terms of liability protection, double taxation, funding as well as other things. This article is a primer on the subject. Read More
All businesses must comply with federal, state, and local requirements to legally operate in the United States. While these compliance requirements can protect your business name, you may want to take further steps to safeguard your business name. Read on to learn more about different types of business names and how to protect them in your locally, nationally, and internationally.

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While most lawyers are honest professionals, the legal industry does have its share of rotten apples. From overbilling to downright incompetence, our recent interviews with legal experts revealed 16 dirty secrets bad attorneys don’t want you to know. Read More
Small business owners might be surprised to learn they they are vulnerable to the same worker complaints that plague corporate America. In particular, more employees are suing companies for violating wage-and-hour rules, typically claiming they weren't paid overtime. Read More
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