Published May. 3, 2012
Sometimes it’s hard to play by the rules, but what if you’re the one writing them?
Every small business does need some basic rules in place. Along with articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws provide a major--if not the major--foundation for your small business.
Not only do they help keep everything legally in sync with state requirements, they also map out how your company is run and operated.
Sometimes it’s hard to play by the rules, but what if you’re the one writing them? Every small business does need some basic rules in place. Along with articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws provide a major--if not the major--foundation for your small business. Not only do they help keep everything legally in sync with state requirements, they also map out how your company is run and operated.
Published Apr. 20, 2012
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Published Apr. 19, 2012
After incorporating or forming an LLC, there are ongoing compliance requirements for your company.
These compliance requirements vary by state and fall into two categories: internal and external. Internal requirements need to be fulfilled by the directors and shareholders or members and managers and must be documented as part of company records. External compliance requirements are imposed by the state in which your business is incorporated and any state where it is registered to transact business, or Foreign Qualified.
Published Apr. 19, 2012
S corporation, C corporation, Limited Partnership, or LLC--choosing a business entity structure can be daunting and a bit overwhelming.
The Incorporation Wizard is an online tool that helps you evaluate business forms based on your specific business needs.
As you answer business-related questions across six categories, the Wizard ranks each entity type based on how well each may align your requirements.
Want to find out which business type might be right for you? Visit the: Incorporation Wizard.
Published Apr. 12, 2012
Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes. Both individuals and businesses in a federally declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return.
The IRS also offers audio presentations on Planning for Disaster. These presentations discuss business continuity planning, insurance coverage, recording keeping and other tips to stay in business after a major disaster.
Published Apr. 12, 2012
The IRS maintains a valuable collection of resources for small businesses called the Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center. Visit their site for forms, articles, videos, webinars and audio presentations for small businesses.
Published Mar. 19, 2012
Business information, Business Statistics, Demographic information, Business Educational Resources.
Useful links for Gainesville and surrounding counties as well as State and National links for Business Information.
Links and Local Alliances
Gainesville has relationships with many local agencies, businesses and organizations. The following alliances help strengthen our services to small business clients in the community
www.sbdc.unf.edu SMALL BUSINES DEVELOPMENT CENTER Our local SBA loan experts
Perhaps you watched Mr. Paul Giannone's story on the Today show discussing his departure from a successful information technology career to starting his own pizza shop in Brooklyn NY.
SCORE CEO Ken Yancey joined Paul and Jane Pauley on the Ask Jane radio show to discuss what people like Paul need to consider before making the transition to small business ownership.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY
Published Mar. 12, 2012
There are free and low cost options that are available to enhance your business.
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In 2007, AlphaGraphics launched a direct marketing campaign to introduce businesses to our one-to-one direct marketing capabilities. Called the Rubber Duck campaign, this crusade included a flyer and little rubber ducks that were mailed in a tube directing people to a PURL (personalized URL) where, after answering a few basic questions about their marketing strategies at the moment, they were entered to win dinner for 2 to a local restaurant.
In 2008, we won a Bronze Addy Award for this campaign, proving that in the advertising field, we can handle all aspects of marketing a business.
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How SCORE Helped
Lehigh Valley SCORE (LVSCORE) provides a valuable “reality check” and “sounding board.” Like many other small businesses, Tom O'Hara is partnering with LVSCORE helping Tom plan an effective marketing strategy in expanding his business in a new location.