What Happens if I Use a Trademark Without Permission?


A trademark is any word, phrase, logo, or combination that distinguishes the source of one product or service from another in the marketplace. Businesses use trademarks to identify their products […]

How Long Does an IRS Tax Audit Take?

Learning that your small business will be subject to an IRS tax audit can be unnerving. Most entrepreneurs in that position understandably want the audit completed as quickly as possible. […]

When Are 2021 Q2 Estimated Taxes Due?


You are, in most cases, required to make estimated tax payments to the IRS if you are self-employed, or if you expect to owe the IRS $1,000 or more when […]

Check These 7 Things Before Reopening Office Buildings for Work


Did you close down your office space or building during the pandemic, or did your workers or tenants temporarily vacate to work from home? Office reopenings are starting to pick […]

Extended FFCRA Tax Credit for Employers Offering COVID Paid Leave

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), passed in 2020, has a range of provisions designed to help individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among those provisions was […]

Are There Tax Benefits To Changing a C-Corp to a Partnership or S-Corp?


Choosing a type of business structure for your company is an important decision, one that should not be made lightly. Entrepreneurs who have created and formed their businesses as C-Corporations […]

Employers Receive Tax Credits To Help Employees Get Vaccinated


Business owners across the country are eagerly anticipating a return to normalcy as pandemic-related restrictions begin to ease and are, in some cases, lifted entirely. In a recent announcement from […]

What Is the Difference Between Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents?


Many small business owners make the mistake of assuming that intellectual property laws do not or cannot apply to them. Instead, your business’s intellectual property can sometimes be the most […]

Video Meeting Etiquette and Employer Policies – Getting Everyone on the Same Page


Web-based meetings are becoming more and more popular as spaces for staff to communicate when they cannot meet in person. While video conferencing is certainly useful, these meetings can drive […]

Should I Form an LLC for My Freelancing Work?


Whether delivering meals, giving rides, gigging as a contract software engineer, or working on the side, you’re operating a small business when you freelance. Even if you do not have […]

Which Small Business COVID-19 Adaptations Are Here to Stay?


The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for small businesses. Nevertheless, it has forced many companies to get creative about how they offer goods and services. Small business owners and entrepreneurs […]

When Are Q1 2021 Estimated Taxes Due?


Self-employed business owners have a lot of responsibilities. In addition to managing day-to-day operations, marketing, sales, and financial management of their companies, they must also stay on top of federal, […]