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10 05, 2019

Why Not Just Go on NoloⓇ and Create Your Own Estate Planning Documents Cheaply?

By |2019-05-05T20:55:11-07:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Taxes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

There are many software programs, and websites, that sell do-it-yourself estate planning documents. These websites and form tools seem to offer a convenient and cost-effective alternative to consulting with an estate planning attorney. But do they really meet your needs and protect your family? Is online, do-it-yourself estate planning [...]

2 05, 2019

What is the Difference Between an LLC and an LLP?

By |2019-05-02T20:51:45-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Business Formation, Business Planning, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Taxes|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you are starting a new business, the business entity you set up will affect the extent of personal liability, how the business is taxed, its management, the level of formality required, and many other factors. There are a lot of options, which can make this decision overwhelming. Limited [...]

16 03, 2019

The Employee Handbook: The Holy Grail of Your Business

By |2019-03-05T19:29:27-07:00March 16th, 2019|Categories: Business Planning, Financial, Taxes|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Employee handbooks address the who, what, where, why, and how of your business operations.  Your employee handbook will protect you and your business by setting expectations and providing consistency for your employees when situations arise. What Information Should an EmployeeHandbook Include? Ideally, employee handbooks address anything significant related to [...]

12 03, 2019

Making an S Corporation Election as a Married Business Owner

By |2019-03-05T12:42:59-07:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Business Planning, Financial, Taxes|Tags: , |0 Comments

If you’re a married business owner and you want your business to be taxed as an S corporation, there are several things you need to know. The difference between community property and co-ownership of an asset Let’s take the example of owning a car. If you and your spouse [...]

21 02, 2019

Record Keeping for Your Business: What’s Required?

By |2019-02-20T20:59:39-07:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Business Planning, Taxes|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Whether you are just starting up a new company or have a business that has been in operation for a while, good record keeping is an essential part of running your business. You are responsible for establishing an effective system to store and maintain your business records whether your [...]

16 02, 2019

I Need to Hire Someone for My Business; What Do I Need To Know?

By |2019-02-15T17:35:28-07:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Business Planning, Financial, Taxes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Most businesses try to grow – at least somewhat.  However, to grow or to step away from the business for a personal life, vacation, or other ventures, you’ll need help with day-to-day operations.  If you’ve never hired someone before - or it’s been a long time - don’t worry [...]

15 02, 2019

5 Reasons to Embrace the Emotional Side of Estate Planning

By |2019-02-15T17:03:14-07:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Taxes, Trust, Will|Tags: , |0 Comments

When you hear the phrase “estate plan,” you might first think about paperwork. Or your mind might land on some of the uncomfortable topics that estate planning confronts head-on: end-of-life decisions, incapacity, and your family’s legacy from generation to generation. Those subjects hit home for everyone. But while that [...]

9 02, 2019

Stay in Control: Good LLC Governance

By |2019-02-06T19:26:51-07:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: Business Formation, Taxes|Tags: , |0 Comments

The LLC is a popular way to structure a business because it provides personal liability protection to the members-- like a corporation does to its shareholders--but without as many administrative formalities. But if you’re an LLC member, don’t let this lull you into complacency. As a business owner, you’re [...]

8 02, 2019

Why Not Just Go on NoloⓇ and Create Your Own Estate Planning Documents Cheaply?

By |2019-02-05T17:30:29-07:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Taxes, Trust|Tags: , , |0 Comments

There are many software programs, and websites, that sell do-it-yourself estate planning documents. These websites and form tools seem to offer a convenient and cost-effective alternative to consulting with an estate planning attorney. But do they really meet your needs and protect your family? Is online, do-it-yourself estate planning [...]