As a business owner, one of your top priorities is to maneuver your business away from creditors' claims, litigation, and other factors that can put your business at risk. The protection and preservation of the wealth you create as an entrepreneur doesn't just happen on its own. It involves strategic planning and intentional execution - which a lot of entrepreneurs fail to focus and execute. To help you protect your wealth & assets, here are a few strategies you can use and include in your plan.
As the pandemic continues to impact businesses around the world and as public authorities continue to respond to the ever-evolving challenges of this pandemic, the legal risks surrounding the decisions you make increase - your usual business practices will likely be disrupted and recordkeeping may not always be in front of mind. Recordkeeping responsibilities remain as important as ever so be prepared and don't forget to comply with authorities to avoid potential legal risks.
Savvy business owners recognize the value of contracts but often explore ways to reduce the cost of obtaining them by creating their own contracts using DIY templates available online. This DIY method has become a mantra these days as it can be a great way to save money, however, this method costs more in the long run and is even risky, especially if it is a legal document like a contract. What you do not know can, in fact, hurt you, and the following are examples of the potential risks you face
Planning for natural disasters can be stressful and most of us are caught off guard and find ourselves completely unprepared when a natural disaster strikes. Yet, all do not have to be lost. Planning for the unknown can actually save you lots of money and more importantly, help protect your loved ones from harm or becoming traumatized by the ensuing chaos. Here are some simple tips that will help you prevent loss and get back on your feet should disaster strike.
Uncertainty and unrest have defined 2020 from every aspect of life. Business owners have faced significant challenges to their survival and success and yet more than anything, this period of uncertainty and unrest provides the opportunity to display courageous leadership as a business owner. Courageous leadership to navigate decisions with care, stay informed, communicate plans, and to take tangible steps to move your business forward.
What the Coronavirus pandemic has brought us is battles toward staying healthy and sane when stuck at home and protecting our business to be fully operational in the midst of the crisis. Many business owners are now facing 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.
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.
These past few months have been very challenging for all of us because of the COVID-19 pandemic that compels us to face our own fragility and mortality. Millions of people, of any age, healthy or with certain underlying medical conditions one day, got infected by the virus, confined in the hospital for several weeks, unable to pay their mortgage & bills, and unable to see their loved ones. Within our current reality, that "one day" has become an ever more real possibility.