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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 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.

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.

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.

How Do I Obtain a Business Loan?

Posted by Danielle Browne | Dec 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

Not all businesses that apply for a loan receive one, and even if the loan is approved, it may only be a fraction of the amount requested. Understanding how to obtain a business loan can increase your chances of being approved for the full loan amount that you request for your business. Here's what you need to know.

How Do I Start a Home-Based Business?

Posted by Danielle Browne | Nov 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you have dreamed of being your own boss, this might be the time to make that dream a reality. Launching a home-based business requires much of the same preparation needed to start any new business. Here's what you need to know.

What to Know Before Investing in a Small Business

Posted by Danielle Browne | Nov 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

With the country emerging from pandemic lockdowns and economic activity beginning to expand, small business owners are optimistic. Supporting local businesses can help them grow and thrive after a tough year and a half. But what if you could help a business while also helping yourself? Learn more.

How to Protect Your Business from Lawsuits

Posted by Danielle Browne | Oct 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Small business owners are no strangers to risk management. You have survived plenty of bumps in the road and emerged stronger than ever. But are you prepared for the financial hit—not to mention the stress and emotional impact—of a lawsuit? Here's what you need to know.

Why You Cannot Withhold Payment From Employees

Posted by Danielle Browne | Oct 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Paying employees is among the top legal obligations of employers. Whether because of financial difficulties or worker conduct, it is generally illegal to withhold payment from employees and could result in a lawsuit, an injunction, civil penalties, or even criminal penalties.

What Is a Promissory Note and When Should I Use One?

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

You have probably heard the term promissory note, but do you understand what a promissory note is and when one can and should be used? A promissory note is simply a written promise to repay someone who has loaned you money. More specifically, it sets forth the terms for repayment of a loan on or ...

Noncompete Agreements: How Solid Is Yours?

Posted by Danielle Browne | Jul 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

There are many misconceptions and assumptions regarding the use and effectiveness of noncompete agreements. This is not too surprising considering that judicial enforcement of these agreements is very fact-intensive and situation-specific. Here's what you should know.

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