As a business owner, you must thoroughly understand how cardholder data is collected and flows through the business in order to comply with the security standards of the PCI Security Standards Council. Here are the twelve PCI Data Security Standards that you must comply with if you plan to accept credit and debit card payments.
The changes ushered in by the SECURE Act have dramatic implications for both your retirement and estate planning strategies—and not all of them are positive. Here are three of the SECURE Act’s biggest changes and how they stand to affect your retirement account both during your lifetime and after your death.
Same-Gender spouses are often challenged when they need to make parental, medical, and financial decisions for partners who are incapacitated or unable to communicate because they may have family members who remain opposed to the validity of their marriage. If you're in the same situation, you especially must need to put a comprehensive estate plan specifically design for your situation to ensure your planning strategies for your loved ones work exactly as you intended. Learn more here.
As a small business owner, it is necessary that you understand the business credit terms. Like personal credit, business credit is a reflection of how well your company manages money and whether your company can be trusted by the way it manages money. We advise separating your business and personal affairs to optimize your opportunities and help you grow your business. Consult with a business law attorney like us to help you structure your business plan.
Scammers view seniors as easy targets and nowadays, they use a wide array of sophisticated and highly effective tactics which even the most intelligent and educated can be duped. Be alert and protect your aging loved ones and yourself from such predators by knowing the three big red flags of financial exploitation we listed to safeguard your family's finances.
It’s critically important to have the appropriate safeguards in place to reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft, especially for your senior parents. Because your parents are probably not as savvy about digital technology and may be losing some of their powers of discernment as they age, it’s quite likely up to you to help them protect themselves—and ultimately your inheritance.
Staying in control is the key to good governance and here are 4 key practices to help you. Practicing good governance of the LLC helps make the intent and purpose of the LLC clear to its members and to outside parties. These practices will help you in conflict by providing a clear picture of what you intended for the LLC. Read here on how to practice good governance.
One of the most important steps when starting your business is deciding what you will name it. Choosing a name takes a lot of work and research because you want to make sure you have a unique name. It is also important to make sure your business is easily found online and not confused with others. Here are some more important points regarding the name of your business.
There are many things you are thinking about when starting your new business and it can all easily get overwhelming. One of the biggest questions you ask yourself might be whether to form a limited liability company taxed as a partnership (LLC) or a corporation making an S election (S corp). We have summarized the similarities and differences between both here for you so you can have a better understanding before making this important decision.
Closing down your business for any reason requires steps that must be taken before you move on. It is important that you do this process the right way so that you are not facing any difficulties in the future and are not personally liable for anything. Here are some of the most important steps you must take during the process of closing down your business.