Quick Business Tip: It’s Time to Call an Attorney

Calling an attorney can be expensive.  Sometimes, not calling an attorney can be even more expensive.  As a small business owner, it is important to recognize when you need an attorney.  This can be especially difficult when you are not involved in a dispute, but you may instead need an attorney for small business counsel or transaction assistance. […]

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“Creating” Independent Contractors with Independent Contractor Agreements: It Doesn’t Work That Way

We need to clear up a serious misconception about independent contractors.  What many business owners fail to understand is that there is no magic formula for “creating” independent contractors.  You, as a business owner and an employer, cannot magically turn employees into contractors.  Your attorney also cannot magically turn employees into contractors. What we are trying to tell […]

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Hiring Your First Employee

Hiring your first employee is a significant undertaking for your small business.  It is important to follow all applicable rules and regulations from the very onset, and there are even steps you may take before hiring to help the process operate smoothly.  Here is a list of suggested steps for hiring your first employee. STEP […]

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Are My Independent Contractors Actually Employees!?

Do you use independent contractors in your small business?  Are you sure they are independent contractors and not employees?  Why should you even care?  The consequences of misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor can be expensive.  This simplified look at classifying workers may help you better understand the issues. First, most small businesses are well aware […]

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How to Take Time Off from Your Small Business, Part 2

This is Part 2 of the post, “How to Take Time Off from Your Small Business.” Employee Vacation As the owner of a small business, you are important in running day-to-day operations.  However, in many small companies, key employees are integral to running business operations and these employees are often considered indispensable.  How will you operate the […]

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