As an entrepreneur, your business is personal. It's an extension of your vision, ambition, and hard work. But how solid is its foundation? Introducing the LIFT Business Assessment, an educational deep dive into the essential pillars: Legal, Insurance, Financial, and Tax. With this, not only will you gain clarity on where your enterprise stands but also discover strategies to strengthen its core. Ready to elevate your business insights? Let LIFT be your guide.
Navigating the business world, have you ever faced legal documents bursting with terms that felt alien? It's easy to feel overwhelmed and just sign without understanding. You're not alone in this. But here's a thought: these agreements are our chance to gain clarity on our relationships, policies, and services. Instead of letting them intimidate us, let's take them as opportunities to better understand our business dealings.
Struggling with difficult clients that are negatively impacting your business? From persistent payment delays to constantly undervaluing your services, these challenges can drain your enthusiasm and resources. Dive into our article on the "4 Red Flags" to recognize when it's time to part with a bad client, arm yourself with essential insights to ensure your business's success, and pivot towards a business future where you're valued, prosperous, and, most importantly, respected.
Launching a startup and thinking of leaning on your employer's group legal insurance? Many entrepreneurs find this tempting, but often overlook the potential shortcomings of such plans. In the intricate world of startups, these limitations can translate into unanticipated legal pitfalls, potentially jeopardizing your venture. Delve into our comprehensive analysis to uncover the critical aspects and ensure your startup's robust legal foundation.
Navigating the world of employment can feel like a tightrope walk for small business owners. How often have you questioned if your payroll process is fully compliant or if that contractor agreement covers all bases? Your good intentions might unknowingly lead to common employment pitfalls. From wage confusion to "work for hire" nuances, these simple oversights can invite unexpected complications. Here's how to transform your employment practices from uncertain to unassailable...
Ever felt a pang of confusion after losing a client once they've seen your legal agreement? You're not alone. Many of us don't realize how our contracts, meant to safeguard, can sometimes alienate. These documents should be clear reflections of our intentions and values. A muddled contract can inadvertently create doubts. Let's embark on a journey to understand and craft agreements that genuinely resonate and build trust. Explore the nuances of creating genuine, trustworthy agreements...
Ever thought about the difference a "Corp" could make to your business name? It's more than just branding! Shifting from a sole proprietor to a corporation brings significant benefits—think enhanced credibility, robust asset protection, and savvy tax perks. Curious about the changes this could bring to your bottom line? Ready to strategize your switch? Let's untangle the complexities and plan a smooth transition come January. Peek into the future of your business here...
Moving a business to another state involves several decisions and steps. A business owner may relocate a business for various reasons, including increased real estate costs, business taxes, business regulations, changes in the target market, or even personal or family reasons. But relocating your residence from one state to another is much more complicated and difficult to determine what to do first because the steps needed for a successful move vary depending on your business structure.
The constant whirlwind of excitement and activity surrounding the launch of your startup can leave you feeling overwhelmed. You can get so focused on the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities of getting your operation up and running that you neglect some of your company's most vital legal components. Because you're so busy and likely not generating much revenue during the startup phase, it may be tempting to try to handle everything on your own and not seek out the support of a business lawyer.
One of the biggest benefits of running a family business is being able to employ your minor children. By hiring your kids, you have the opportunity to teach them the value of hard work, give them experience managing money, and support them to save for their future. Plus, employing your minor children also comes with some substantial tax-saving benefits. And with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in 2017, those benefits are now better than ever.