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How To Get Access To COVID Stimulus Money as a Business Owner

First and foremost, before I get into anything else today: if you have not already done so, and assuming you are reading this because you are a business owner, complete your application to get your $10,000 Economic Injury Disaster GRANT Money, now. Here’s the link, and I share more details about it below: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/ Okay, […]

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Can Bankruptcy Save My Business?

Q: Can Bankruptcy Save My Business? – Concerned Entrepreneur A: Dear Concerned: If you’re struggling with debt, but don’t want to shut down your business, bankruptcy might be one way to save your company. While this may sound paradoxical, many big corporations— American Airlines, General Motors, and Kodak—have successfully used bankruptcy to restructure debt and […]

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The Most Important Legal and Financial Actions To Take Right Now

Owning a business is challenging even in the best of times. Add a global pandemic, the likes of which we have never seen in our lifetime, and it becomes much more overwhelming. Often, business owners try to compensate for shortcomings in their business by bringing in more and more revenue. For many people, however, business […]

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How To Talk To Your Team About Covid-19

There isn’t a single person who isn’t impacted by the spread of COVID-19, in some way. With the sheer number of businesses, public spaces, and schools closing, we are all finding ourselves in positions we very likely have not planned for very well.  This is a time unlike any other that we have experienced, and […]

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5 Best Tips For Starting Your Own Business

People start their own businesses for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes it’s a lifelong dream. Sometimes it’s a desire to have more control over one’s time and money. Sometimes it’s just old-fashioned necessity, like if you’ve been laid off from your job and are having trouble finding a new one in your field. But if […]

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Choosing the Right Lawyer to Handle Your First Lawsuit or Business Conflict

In my previous article, I gave you some ways in which you can prepare yourself and your business when served with a lawsuit. I mentioned one thing in particular that could mean all the difference in dealing with this scary scenario—finding the right lawyer to help you resolve the conflict, or litigate on your behalf, […]

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What Insurance Do I Need?

Q: What insurance do I need? – New Biz Owner A: Dear Biz: Liability insurance is a valuable form of protection needed by most businesses. Choosing the right policy for your business can be tricky, so it’s important to understand what liability insurance covers before you make the investment.cl If you get sued for personal […]

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CORONAVIRUS: Impact to Your Business, Health and Happiness

While it’s still hard to tell how the Coronavirus will impact us in the long term, it’s become a subject that’s impossible to ignore. While some are advocating we prepare to be quarantined, potentially for months, others are saying the virus is nothing more than a common cold. The World Health Organization takes a more […]

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Facing Your First Lawsuit? Here Are the Steps You Need To Get You Through

Facing your first lawsuit as a business owner can throw you into emotional turmoil and fear, understandably. Suddenly you are faced with extraordinary costs and uncertainty. Even worse, the lawsuit may be reflecting back to you your greatest fears about yourself, and perhaps even about the work you do. But a lawsuit doesn’t have to […]

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Time to Operate as a Real Business!

With the passage of AB5 in California (the new law that imposes significant risk on employers who mischaracterize employees as independent contractors), and the potentiality for that same law to be applied across the United States, you may be considering incorporating to strengthen your position that you are not an employee. If so, we think […]

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Time to Change Your Practices if You Are an IC or Employ an IC in CA

If you are an Independent Contractor in California, or you have any team members in California that you have hired as an Independent Contractor, you must contact a Creative Business Lawyer®  immediately to discuss your options. You can read the summary of AB5 on Wikipedia, including legal challenges to the law. And, you can read […]

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