Naperville Business Attorney Salutes Veteran Small Business Owners and All Who Served

A quick browse through print media ads in the last week or so revealed a large number of promotions offered by restaurant chains, furniture stores, and many other companies in celebration of Veterans’ Day. Some retailers used the opportunity to run storewide sales, with lower prices available to all customers, while eateries offered a free meal […]

Naperville Business Attorney Reminds Owners to Schedule a Tune-Up

Anyone who owns a car or truck realizes the importance of regularly-scheduled maintenance. In order to keep your vehicle running properly, you need to get the oil changed, the brakes inspected, and the spark plugs replaced, among other things, every so often. Even those that do not bring their car in for regular maintenance usually […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Addresses Microloans for Small Businesses

Many would-be entrepreneurs and even some existing small business owners often struggle to find the capital they need to take the next step in growing their enterprises. In today’s business landscape, a growing number of financial institutions are hesitant to lend smaller amounts of money or to work with relatively low annual revenue companies. Despite […]

The Basics of Market Research from a Naperville Business Attorney

Your path to success in a business venture begins long before your ever open your doors to the public. For most entrepreneurs and would-be business owners, the journey begins with an idea for a new product or service, or a variation of an existing one. A raw concept, however, is rarely a sufficient foundation upon […]

CEO or President: Choosing Corporate Titles

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose; by any other name would smell as sweet.” These words of William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet, despite being more than 400 years old, may still ring very true for small business owners. Corporate titles can be confusing but can be an important part of a company’s professional […]

Important Considerations for Opening a Second Location

As a successful business owner, you understand the hard work and dedication that your company’s profitability has required. You have put in the long hours, worked tirelessly to understand your customer’s needs, and then dedicated yourself to meeting them. So, what now? I hear similar questions quite often from many of my clients, as they […]

Naperville Lawyer Highlights Helpful Resource: the Illinois Small Business Development Center

When you start or run a small business, you may have several logistical concerns. Some may be best dealt with by seeking the advice and assistance of a business law attorney. However, there will be times when it is appropriate to reach out to community resources specifically designed to assist small business owners. One such […]

New Illinois Small Business Retirement Plan Signed into Law

Traditionally, the benefits employees receive beyond certain minimum wage requirements have been a matter determined through negotiations between businesses and their employees. However, a new Illinois law will change that for many small businesses. This new employment law will change the face of retirement benefits. New Law Will Create Retirement Plan Requirements, Even for Some Small […]

Whole Foods Market Partnering with Illinois Small Businesses

With the closing of Dominick’s grocery stores in locations throughout Illinois last year, the health food retail giant Whole Foods Market saw an opportunity to expand its existing operations in the state. In addition to taking over some of the closed Domnick’s grocery store locations, Whole Foods has also partnered with the City of Chicago […]

The New U.S. Small Business Efficiency Act

The Small Business Efficiency Act of 2013 (SBEA), also known as Senate Bill 479, is a federal law that was recently signed into law by President Obama after first being approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and then by the U.S. Senate. This bipartisan endeavor was introduced by Senator Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, […]