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How a Strong Service Agreement Protects Your Business When Outsourcing and Hiring Contractors and Freelancers

Posted by Danielle Browne | Jun 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Outsourcing is often the best way for a small business to get big bang for the buck and help you be more competitive with larger competitors. It can be a smart and cost-effective way to expand your offerings to customers and provide a wider suite of competencies without taking on the additional expense and headaches of managing full-time staff. Here's what you need to know about how a well-prepared service agreement will help you get the most out of your outsourcing relationships.

Does the IRS Consider Your Business a Hobby?

Posted by Danielle Browne | Mar 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Do you have a hobby you are making money from? Not sure if your activity counts as a business or hobby? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has rules for determining whether an activity is a business or a hobby. Understanding these rules can help you take advantage of tax breaks and avoid adverse action by the IRS. Find out more.

How to Resolve Deadlocks in Your LLC

Posted by Danielle Browne | Mar 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Membership in a limited liability company (LLC) may come with voting rights. A unanimous or majority vote may be required depending upon the nature of the matter voted on. Deadlocks can bring the company to a standstill, and special action may be required to break a deadlock. Find out more.

Why You Might Want to Hire Someone to Be Your Registered Agent

Posted by Danielle Browne | Mar 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

A registered agent is a person who receives legal and tax documents on behalf of your business. You or other people in your business can serve as the registered agent, but doing so raises a few potential issues. To avoid those issues, you can hire an attorney or company to serve as your registered agent. Here's what you should know.

How to Conduct an Effective Employee Performance Review 

Posted by Danielle Browne | Mar 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

Employee performance reviews can be stressful for workers and managers alike. Now more than ever, with workers quitting their jobs in droves as part of the “The Great Resignation,” managers may be hesitant to provide direct, constructive criticism that could be perceived as overly harsh. Here's what you need to know.

Exploring Different Types of Copyright Protection

Posted by Danielle Browne | Feb 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Visual artists across Westchester County rely on the strength of copyright protections to secure their original artistic works from unauthorized distribution. There are several different ways of registering your copyrighted works with the U.S. Copyright Office. Find out more in this blog.

What You Need to Know About ADA Website Compliance

Posted by Danielle Browne | Feb 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires businesses to accommodate people with physical and cognitive impairments. Accordingly, websites and mobile apps must be accessible to disabled individuals. Failure to comply with ADA internet accessibility guidelines can lead to fines, lawsuits, implementation costs, and loss of customers.

What Is an S Corporation & Should I Form One?

Posted by Danielle Browne | Jan 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, the S corporation is not a distinct type of entity. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), an S corporation is a corporation that has elected treatment as a pass-through entity for federal income tax purposes under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code. Find out why an S corp appeals to some business owners.

How to Remove a Member of an LLC

Posted by Danielle Browne | Dec 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

As a business grows, its ownership structure may change and an owner may need to be removed. Removing an owner of an LLC may become necessary if a member retires, dies, changes career, commits a breach of conduct, or has a dispute with other LLC members. Here are some legal procedures that can be followed to make the removal as smooth as possible.

Things to Know Before Joining a Multilevel Marketing Business

Posted by Danielle Browne | Dec 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Multilevel marketing (MLM) businesses sell products or services directly to retail customers using commission-based, nonsalaried representatives who are encouraged to recruit new representatives and form their own sales networks. Understanding how MLM businesses work can help you avoid wasting time and money on an opportunity that is not a good fit—or is an outright scam. Read on to learn more.

How to Start an Ecommerce Business

Posted by Danielle Browne | Dec 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you have ever considered starting an ecommerce business, now is a great time to move from ideation to action. Online retail sales exploded to an all-time high amid COVID-19 lockdowns, travel bans, and brick-and-mortar closures, and this was not just a temporary bump. For many shoppers, purchasing both essential and nonessential items online is the new normal. Find out more.

Complying With Estimated Quarterly Taxes

Posted by Danielle Browne | Dec 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Tax day is one of the most important—and one of the most dreaded—days on the calendar for working Americans. If you're like many people, you may have picked up a side gig or even transitioned to full-time self-employment during the pandemic. If so, you will have to make estimated quarterly tax payments. Find out more.

Financing a Business: Evaluating Your Options

Posted by Danielle Browne | Dec 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Owners seek business funding for many reasons. But without access to the money they need when they need it, even the best business plan can fail. With myriad funding options available, businesses have their work cut out for them when deciding which option is the best for their needs. Here's what you need to know.

Is Your Estate Plan as Stale as Last Week’s Ham Sandwich? 5 Reasons to Update Your Estate Plan

Posted by Danielle Browne | Dec 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Estate plans are almost magical: They allow you to maintain control of your assets, yet protect you should you become incapacitated. They take care of your family and pets. And, if carefully crafted, they reduce fees, taxes, stress, and time delays. Estate plans can even keep your family and financial affairs private. But one thing estate plans can't do is update themselves. Find out more.

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