Your business is your masterpiece. You have spared no effort in making it a reality right from the beginning when it was just an idea. You have given sweat and tears to make it grow and thrive, sticking with it and braving the hardest times. While a business is practically immortal, we humans are not. Plus, the business environment has always been unpredictable, even more so during this time of the pandemic. How do you ensure your business lives on among and despite immense uncertainties?
One way or another, every business owner has to arrive at a difficult decision of letting employees go. Employers and employees have many reasons for parting ways, but termination is never a desirable outcome for both parties. If not handled correctly, this may give rise to expensive lawsuits and public scandal. Here are some effective practices to consider to reduce termination-related risks.
Trademarks give the business its identity. They literally “mark" everything related to the business from its products, letterheads, processes, facilities, and more. But with company logos and taglines flooding the Internet for marketing, it is very easy for a trademark to fall into the wrong hands. At first, it may cause only confusion for your customers but it might bring a pile of expensive lawsuits later. Protect your business now by developing relevant and updated trademark strategies.
2020 has set unprecedented variables in business with the advent of COVID-19. You will never know what could go wrong at any given moment. It is possible for your business to be completely swept away by the pandemic without means of protection. One of these means is having comprehensive insurance coverage. This can cover almost anything from properties, professional services, computer systems, business and employment practices and more.
Amid COVID-19, in addition to providing aid for individuals and businesses, the CARES Act increases accessibility to funds and loans from certain retirement plans and accounts. Despite the various new options available under the CARES Act, it is critically important that you carefully consider whether distributions should be taken from any accounts. The tax implications of these options vary, and they should be acted upon only after careful consideration base on your personal goals and capacity.
As we’ve "flattened the curve” of COVID-19 infection & as stay-at-home orders are gradually reduced, many business owners, possibly including you, are looking forward to returning to a new normalcy.However, this is a brand new territory for all of us & the risk of getting sick is still high, even possible lawsuits. As we shift to keep our business going, it is critically important to follow these guidelines to protect your business from liability while protecting your employee & customer health.
Although the PPP has been the most popular loan program for small businesses, it may not be the right solution for every business. There are other organizations offering loan programs, and even companies providing grants. Note that there are still elements you have to understand when applying for loans and grants. Read this article to learn more. If you need help reviewing your options, our team would be happy to assist you.
There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to change the structure of your small business especially if it is growing and expanding. By this, for any type of change, it is important to make sure that you complete all the notifications and registrations required by the state law. If you need help in implementing the business structure that is the most advantageous for your individual circumstances, consult with us so we can guide you step by step with the process.
Protecting your assets from surprises such as lawsuits is one of the most important things to do no matter how much your assets are worth. Making sure your assets are not at risk if someone is suing you for any reason will help you now and in the future, since a lawsuit can hurt your future income as well. Here is how you can make sure you are protecting your assets at all times.
If someone has asked you to serve as trustee for their trust, make sure you are ready for the responsibility before accepting. It does not require you to be an expert in law, finance, or taxes, but it is a major responsibility that you should thoroughly understand before giving your answer. However, you shouldn’t be afraid that you will not be able to do the job, it doesn't require experience to be successful. It does require a clear understanding of your duties, which we have summarized here.