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18 06, 2019

Legally Terminating Employees

By |2019-06-17T22:14:48-07:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Business Planning, Employment|Tags: , |0 Comments

Most small business owners will occasionally have to face the unpleasant task of firing an employee. Small businesses rely heavily on each employee. An underperforming employee may not only lower the morale of other employees who have to pick up the slack, but may also jeopardize the success of [...]

18 06, 2019

Does Your Small Business Need a Social Media Policy?

By |2019-06-17T21:33:10-07:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Business Planning, Contracts, Employment|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

According to 2018 data provided by SCORE, the largest provider of volunteer business mentors in the United States, 77% of U.S. small businesses use social media for their sales, marketing, and customer service. If you plan to usesocial media to promote your business, a social media policy is essential [...]

18 06, 2019

Steps to Protect Your Small Business from Non-Paying Customers

By |2019-06-18T08:12:39-07:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Business Planning, Contracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Unfortunately, most businesses must deal with non-paying customers at least occasionally. You can safeguard the time and money you have invested in your small business by taking several steps, both to lessen the likelihood of nonpayment and to obtain the amount owed once a customer has failed to make [...]

17 06, 2019

8 Important Provisions Small Businesses Should Include in Commercial Leases

By |2019-06-17T19:57:54-07:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Business Planning, Contracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Are you considering leasing office or retail space for your small business? Your lease can have a huge impact on whether your business succeeds or fails. Several important provisions should be considered before you sign on the dotted line. Leases of a certain duration (usually one to three years, [...]

12 06, 2019

Business Insurance: Protecting Your Business from Unexpected Losses

By |2019-06-12T18:39:47-07:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Business Planning, Financial, Insurance|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

As a small business owner, you have invested large amounts of time and money to make your business a success. Business insurance protects this investment if unexpected damage to property occurs or lawsuits, which could otherwise devastate to your business. There are many types of insurance available depending upon [...]

11 06, 2019

What Counts as “Hours Worked” Under the Fair Labor Standards Act?

By |2019-06-11T12:33:31-07:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Business Planning, Employment|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If your small business has non-exempt employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you must pay those employees under its minimum wage and overtime requirements for all “hours worked.” This may seem like a simple requirement, but figuring out what is considered “hours worked” may be more [...]