Archive for April 2021

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Documents You Need To Gather Before You Buy a Home

Mortgage rates are at all-time lows, leading many people to think about buying a home in the coming year. Anyone who is thinking about jumping into the real estate market […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Primary Tenant and Subtenant Rights and Responsibilities

You may become a primary tenant if your roommate moves out or if you decide you need a roommate and your landlord agrees. You might also become a primary tenant […]

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Who Owns the Engagement Ring if the Wedding Is Called Off?

When a couple gets engaged, it’s usually a romantic event filled with visions of a blissful life together. Yet, things don’t always work out as planned. When an engaged couple […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Can Homeowners Associations Evict Homeowners and Tenants?

Homeowners associations (or HOAs) are designed to maintain the standard of living in a neighborhood. In some circumstances, this may require taking action against homeowners or tenants who violate association […]

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Police Stops: Know Your Rights When Pulled Over or Questioned

Peace officers (including the police), are tasked with maintaining public safety and preserving law and order, however, for many people, interactions with law enforcement can be stressful. To stay safe during […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Which Rental Property Improvements Really Pay Off?

Rental property owners are running a business and need to focus on the bottom line, keeping expenses to a minimum. While some property improvements are a necessary expense, others may […]

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Use a Promissory Note To Give a Business Loan to Family or Friends

Many people are taking advantage of the uncertainty caused by the pandemic to get their dream business off the ground. While banks may be eager to lend money, some new […]

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How To Protect Your Business With a Non-Disclosure Agreement

A Non-Disclosure Agreement (or NDA) is often referred to as a confidentiality agreement, proprietary agreement, or secrecy agreement. Employers, businesses, artists, and other individuals use this legal document to keep […]

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Can You Use a CDC Declaration Form to Avoid Eviction?

The social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus have had a devastating effect on the economy, manifesting in reduced hours, layoffs, and furloughs. […]

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When and How to Repay Your Deferred Payroll Taxes

There were several legislative and executive actions taken in 2020 designed to provide tax relief to individuals and small business owners adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of those […]

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How Do Rent Relief Programs Benefit Landlords?

With many tenants unable to pay rent due to COVID-19, landlords are struggling as well. Depending on where you are located and the jobs your tenants had at the start […]

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Do You Need to Trademark Your Business Name?

Running your own business can be a major challenge for even the smallest of operations. As a small business owner, you are acutely aware of the many demands on your […]

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Prepare for the Unexpected with a Power of Attorney for Your Finances

Few of us have a plan in place for accidents and emergencies, yet if you were to become incapacitated, you would probably want the right person or people making decisions […]

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What Should I Know About Personal Bankruptcy and COVID-19?

Many people have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s broad impact on the economy. While bankruptcy is one option for those who are struggling, there are other pathways […]