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Your small business insurance is there to protect you. As a small business owner, you know every dollar counts. You do everything you can to cut costs, but small business insurance is not something you should go without. Accidents happen, and you have to defend yourself if you’re sued
How to Avoid Being a Chargeback Chump Merchant account chargebacks are a dreaded event for any business that accepts credit or debit cards. Chargebacks are basically transactions that are disputed by cardholders, resulting in a reversal of original amount that was credited to your business. They are expensive, time consuming, subject
Late or non-paying clients are a hard fact of business. Small businesses in particular are vulnerable because they lack the accounting and legal resources to deal with these customers, with collections falling squarely on the shoulders of the business owner. Likewise, smaller firms and sole
Business Contract Rules Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains what makes a business contract valid and gives tips for entering into one correctly.
Protecting an Idea Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains how and why business ideas may or may not be able to be protected.
Join us for a step by step overview of the incorporation/formation process.  You will receive an overview of several business entity types and the various considerations that should be made when formalizing your business along with an overview of the steps that are taken when forming a
Opening Shop: Commercial Real Estate Leases Location is everything, as they say in the world of business. Whether your company provides services, sells products or receives clients, your commercial property--even if it’s simply a desk, a watercolor painting and a plant--is where you draw your inspiration and energy, in addition to
Drafting a Will: Estate Planning for Small Business Owners If you own a business, there’s a good chance it’s one of your most valuable assets--if not the most valuable. Not just a major source of income, your business is also the culmination of a dream and in some cases the livelihood of others. For this reason, it makes good sense to put
Managing Expectations: The Employment Agreement Whether you have one employee or 1,000, people make your business run. If they’re not working behind the scenes to keep the process flowing, they’re out in the field engaging with customers as the face and heart of your company. An employment agreement protects everyone--the employee

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