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Sometimes the task at hand can feel extremely overwhelming, and if you’re anything like me, being overwhelmed can sometimes lead to paralysis. Fortunately, over the past few years I’ve developed a strategy for moving out of overwhelm, past paralysis, and into action. The first thing to do is to think clearly about your end goal....
Hiring your first employee is a big milestone, but also comes with a lot of responsibilities. For starters, as an employer you are responsible for payroll taxes, carrying workers’ compensation insurance, and providing paid sick leave in California. Follow these 5 steps to get the process started right. 1. Create a Clear Job Description A...
Have you been running your business as a sole proprietor? Is it time to form an LLC or a Corporation? If you meet any of these benchmarks, you should definitely consider making a switch. You’re running a business! In my humble opinion, anybody starting a business should start from the beginning with a Limited Liability...
The answer to this question is an emphatic YES! You need to figure out whether your business fits better in the structure of a Corporation (for-profit or nonprofit) or a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and then operate within that structure. Here are 3 major benefits you get from creating a Corporation or LLC: Owners are...
Now that you’ve decided it’s time to hire new employees, how do you go about interviewing potential candidates? With so many laws defining acceptable hiring practices, it can be confusing to know which questions are permissible and which questions are unlawful. Before you get started, check out Three Tips for Hiring Employees in the New...
Hiring new employees in any business can be a challenge, but hiring employees for the very first time can be especially challenging. Finding the right fit culturally and professionally requires some forethought by the employer to determine what personality and skills will actually be a good fit and benefit the organization. Take the following suggestions...
As employers we are often excited for the summer months when students are looking for internships to fulfill some academic requirement. We’re thinking, “Great! Free labor!” But, is it really? Your interns must meet the definition of a “trainee” otherwise they will be deemed an employee and entitled to minimum wage for all work performed....
Contracts are the lifeblood of business from lease agreements and product purchases to service agreements. Contracts govern nearly all business-to-business transactions and a bad contract can cost you money and put your business at risk; conversely a well-drafted contract can be your saving grace in the event of a dispute. In order to protect your...
In my personal experience, most of America has a general dislike for attorneys even though most people agree that lawyers provide valuable information and are a great asset to your team. I think most people are Starting a business and running a business is no easy task. In addition to actually executing your craft, you...
In my personal experience, most of America has a general dislike for attorneys even though most people agree that lawyers provide valuable information and are a great asset to your team. I think most people are afraid of opening the door for an unsightly legal bill. However, legal services for business owners are just like...