Category: Business Protection
Which business licenses and permits are required? It depends on your state, but we share some examples of common ones here.
A legal professional will make the process go much more smoothly and ensure it’s done correctly up front.
Small businesses are often hit harder by fraud and embezzlement than larger companies. According to the American Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, companies with fewer than 100 employees make up nearly 30 percent of reported cases of fraud, and the median loss per business was $150,000. Wouldn’t that take a big bite out of your […]
We’ve gathered a quick checklist for you to follow to ensure you have the right permits, licenses, insurance and other business components.
The best way to protect yourself and your business is to trademark your business name. A trademark means having the legal ownership and protection rights over a design, logo, name, symbol, word, etc.
There are “DBA renewal companies,” which might send a notice that your business name is about to expire. Avoid getting caught in this trap!
The last thing you want for your brand-new business is to run afoul of federal or state regulations you weren’t aware of. To avoid risk of business dissolution, it’s important for you to understand what rules your corporation must follow and put a compliance plan in place, if necessary. We’ve put together a quick guide […]
Tons of things are just plain exciting when you’re dreaming about starting your own business: What are you going to call it? What is the store front going to look like? What products are going to fill your shelves? However, there are also mandatory things to think about like what type of business entity you […]
Many small business owners think that they can get by without forming an LLC and instead decide to operate with a DBA, also known as “Doing Business As” and fictitious business name. What is DBA or Fictitious Business Name? A DBA is often used by sole proprietors that want to operate their business under a separate […]
America may be on the path to national recovery, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the unemployment rate lingered at 9.7 percent last month. Economists look to small businesses to help generate new jobs, and now entrepreneurs might be getting some help in accomplishing this goal thanks to a new bill aimed to […]