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8 Advantages of Federally Registering Your Trademark

Given that intellectual property (IP) can make up a significant portion—sometimes up to 90%—of the total value of today’s companies, it’s essential that you do everything you can to protect these intangible assets. And one of the first IP elements you’ll want to protect are your company’s brand name and logo. To safeguard these brand […]

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EEOC Says Employers Can’t Require Employees to Take COVID Antibody Tests

As businesses across the country continue to grapple with how to safely reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently advised employers that requiring mandatory antibody tests for employees before returning to work violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC issued its new guidance on antibody tests on June […]

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My Trademark Is Being Infringed Outside of the United States: What Should I Do?

Q:My Trademark Is Being Infringed Outside of the United States: What Should I Do? – Infringed On A:Dear Infringed On, Before you take any action, take a breath and ask yourself this question—how will this infringement actually affect your business? Taking on international infringement takes time, money, and energy. If the company does most of […]

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Scared To Take the EIDL Money and Use It Wisely?

A couple of weeks ago, I covered making the choice to accept Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) money, and got into some of the nuts and bolts of what that might mean for your business. If you’ve been offered EIDL money, you might still be on the fence about it. Maybe you’re scared that, if […]

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How (and Why) to Keep Your Corporate Records Up to Date

First of all, a quick reminder: July 15th is this year’s due date for federal taxes, pushed back from April 15th due to the upheavals caused by the coronavirus, so get in action now, if you are not already, to get your taxes prepared and filed. Today we’re talking about the importance of keeping meticulous […]

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What you need to know about the Family Medical Leave Act and the Pandemic

COVID 19 has complicated most things that have to do with business, and that includes the rules about granting sick leave to employees. You may already know about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), but what you may not have heard is that on April 1st of this year, the federal government enacted another temporary […]

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Should You Take The Loan Offer from the EIDL?

You may have opened your inbox in the last couple of weeks to discover an email from the Small Business Administration (SBA), finally offering you Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) money you applied for a couple of months ago. Many business owners just like you jumped at the opportunity to get money from the EIDL […]

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Is there a way to temporarily pause my LLC business?

Q:  Is there a way to temporarily pause my LLC business? – Needing a Break A: Needing a Break, It’s completely normal to go through uncertain phases with your business, even in the best of times. You may need some time to regroup and figure out whether you want to pivot with your business or […]

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Is It The Right Time For You To Consider Bankruptcy For Your Business?

Coronavirus has forced many business owners to face the tough decision of whether to persevere and keep their business going, or to close it all down and walk away. If you are asking yourself this question right now, here are some things to consider before going down the bankruptcy road. First, bankruptcy is a valid […]

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How To Make Better, Faster Decisions During Uncertain Times

When there’s a blow to your business, especially an unprecedented world event like the pandemic we are living through, you might feel paralyzed and unable to make a move. But when problems crop up, you as a business owner can’t afford to freeze. Or fight, or flee, for that matter. Freeze, fight, and flee are […]

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An Exit Strategy Enhances Your Business (and Legacy) Building

Exiting your business isn’t a decision to be made lightly. It may have been something you were considering before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, or it could have been something that you’ve had to reckon with because of shelter-in-place orders. Maybe your business had already been struggling, and you’ve had to come to terms with your […]

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